ප්ලාස්ටික් මිනිසා – මහාචාර්ය රාඡගෝපාලන් වාසුදේවන්


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2010 වර්ෂය වනවිට ඉන්දියාවේ මධ්‍යම ආණ්ඩුව ඉන්දියාව තුල බොහෝ ප්ලාස්ටික් නිමි භාන්ඩ තහනමි කරනු ලැබීය. එම තහනමින් පසු එක් දිනකට ප්ලාස්ටික් අපද්‍රව්‍ය ටොන් 15,000 ක් ඉන්දියාව තුල එකතු වන්නට පටන්ගත් අතර. ඒවා සමස්ථ ඉන්දියානු මහාමාර්ග දෙපසත්, ගමිබද කුඩා මංමාවත් අවටත්, සමස්ථ ඉන්දීය ඇල දොල ගංගා තුලත් ඒකරාශි වෙමින් පැවතිණි. ප්ලාස්ටික් ප්‍රතිචක්‍රීය ක්‍රියාවලිය කල හැක්කේ 4 වරක් පමණකි. ඉන්පසු එය නිකුත් කරන්නේ මාරාන්තික විෂ වායුවකි.. මීට කඩිනමි විසදුමක් සෙවීම සදහා ඉන්දියානු මධ්‍යම ආණ්ඩුව සිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලට ආරාධනා කර සිටියේය. එහි ප්‍රතිපලයක් ලෙස මේ ප්ලාස්ටික් මිනිසා ඉන්දීය මධ්‍යම ආණ්ඩුවට මුන ගැසිණි.
මදුරෙයි නගරයේ පිහිටි ත්‍යාගරාඡර් ඉංඡිනේරැ විද්‍යාලයේ රසායනික විද්‍යා මහාචාර්ය රාඡගෝපාලන් වාසුදේවන් ඉදිරියේ මෙම ප්ලාස්ටික් අභියෝගයේ රාඡ්‍ය ලියවිල්ල තිබිනි. ඔහුට තිබුනේ එයට විසදුමි සෙවීමටය. එපමණකි. මේ මහා මිනිසා තවත් අවුරැදු දෙකක් ගිය තැන එයට කදිම විසදුමක් ඉදිරිපත් කර සිටියේය. එනමි ‘‘ ප්ලාස්ටික් අපද්‍රව්‍ය වලින් මහාමාර්ග තැනීම “ මහාචාර්ය වාසුදේවන් ප්ලාස්ටික් පැරන්හයිටි අංශක 160 ක උෂ්ණත්වයක රත්කල පසු යකඩවලට වඩා ශක්තිමත්බව සොයා ගත්තේය. හේ එයට තවත් රසායනිකයන් එකතුකොට ප්‍රථම මාර්ග පද්ධතිය සිය ඉංඡිනේරැ විද්‍යාල භුමියේ ඉදිකලේය. එම මාර්ගය තාර භාවිතාකොට ඉදිකරනලද මාර්ගවලට වඩා කල්පවතින බවත් ඒවා ඕනෑම ධාරානිපාත වර්ෂාවකට හෝ ගංවතුරකට ඔරොත්තු දෙන බවත් හේ දැන සිටියේය. එනමි ප්ලාස්ටික් ඡලය අවශෝෂනය නොකරයි එය ඡලය ප්‍රතිරෝධකයකි. මාර්ගය නිම කිරීමෙන් පසුව ඔහු ඒවා ඉන්දිය බලධාරින්ට පෙන්වනු ලැබීය. මහාචාර්ය රාඡ්ගෝපාල් ඉදිකල මාර්ගය සදහා වියදමි වී තිබුනේ කිලෝමීටර් 1 දිග මීටර් 4 ක් පලලැති පාරක් සදහා ඉන්දියානු රැපියල් පනස් දහසකි. එය ඒ අවස්ථාවේ තාර භාවිතාකොට ඉදිකල මාර්ගයකට ගිය පිරිවැයෙන් හරි අඩකි. ප්ලාස්ටික් මහාමාර්ග 2012 දී ඉන්දියාව පුරා ඉදිකිරීමට අඩිතාලම වැටුණේ ඔන්න ඔය ආකාරයටය.
මහාචාර්ය රාඡ්ගෝපාල් වාසුදේවන් ගේ මහාමාර්ග නැවත සංවර්ධනය වියදමින් තොර පරිසර හිතකාමී මාර්ගකි. ඉන්දීය රඡය ප්‍රාන්ත 11 ක් පුරා කිලෝමීටර් ලක්ෂයක මහාමාර්ග. 2017 දී ඉදිකලේ මෙම මිනිසාගේ තාක්ෂණයට පින් සිදුවන්නටය. ඔහුගේ ගෝලයේ මෙම තාක්ෂණය භූතානයටද රැගෙන ගියෝය. නයිඡිරියව මෙම අනර්ඝ තාක්ෂනය ඉන්දියාවෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටී. ඓතිහාසික කරැණු කාරනාවලින් ඉන්දියාව හා බොහෝ බැදුණු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඉන්දියාවෙන් මෙම තාක්ෂනය ඉල්ලා සිටි බවක් අපි අසා නැත. සමහරවිට එය ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දේශපාලකයාට එතරමි ලොකු දෙයන් නොවනවා විය හැක. කෙසේ වෙතත්. 2017 අවසන් මාසයේදී ඉන්දීය රඡය සිය මහාමාර්ග සංවර්ධනය හා ඉදිකිරීමි කරනු ලබන සියලු සමාගමිවලට හා ආයතනවලට තම මාර්ග ප්ලාස්ටික් යොදා නිර්මාණය කළ යුතුයැයි නීතියක් පැනවීය. අද ප්ලාස්ටික් මහාමාර්ග ඉදිකිරීමේ අංක එකට සිටින්නේ ඉංදියාවේ ටටා සමාගමට අනුබද්ධ ආයතනයකි. මහාචාර්ය රාඡ්ගෝපාල් සැබෑ දේශප්‍රේමියෙකි. ඔහු තමා විසින් බොහෝ කාලය බුද්ධිය හා ශ්‍රමය වෙහසවා සොයාගත් මෙම අනගි තාක්ෂණ ක්‍රමවේදයේ අයිතිය තමා සතු කරගත්තේ නැත. ඒ සදහා ඔහුට ඕනෑවටත් වඩා අයිතිය තිබිණි. එහෙත් හේ මෙම තාක්ෂනයේ පේටන්ටි බලපත්‍රයේ අයිතිය පිරිනැමුවේ තමා ඉගැන්වු මදුරාපුර ත්‍යාගරාඡර් ඉංඡිනේරැ විද්‍යාලයටය. අද මෙම තාක්ෂනය ඔවුහු තව තවත් වර්ධනය කරමින් ප්ලාස්ටික් ද්‍රාවණය ප්ලාස්ටික් ගල් කැබලි බවට දියුණු කර ඇත.
2017 ඉන්දීය රඡය සිය ප්ලාස්ටික් මහාමාර්ග සදහා වෙන්කල මුදල ඇමෙරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියන 11 යි දශම එකකි. එය හරියට කියතොත් මහාචාර්ය වාසුදේවන් තම මවුබිමට ඩොලර් බිලියන 11 යි දශම එකක් ඉතිරි කර දුන්නා වැන්න. මක් නිසාද වාසුදේවන්ගේ තාක්ෂණය මහාමාර්ගයක් තැනීම සදහා වියදමි කරන්නේ කලින් පැවති තාක්ෂනයට ගිය පිරිවැයෙන් හරියටම අඩකි.
ඔහු ප්ලාස්ටික් මිනිසා යනුවෙන් ඉන්දියාව හදුන්වන්නේ ඇයිද යන්න අපි දැන් දනිමු. මේ මහා මිනිසාව ඉන්දියාව ඇගේ ඉහළම සිවිල් සමිමානයක් වන ‘‘ පද්ම ශ්‍රී ‘‘ සමිමානයෙන් 2018 දී පුද දෙනු ලැබුවාය.

සටහන – Upali Jayasinghe

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Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 9.0 (2018 September 15) – Rumassala Beach Successfully Completed


Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.

But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.

Green Map Sri Lanka, Big Hearts Foundation and I Am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.

World Cleanup Day Sri Lanka Team, Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with MEPA (Marine Environmental Protection Authority) and other volunteer organizations collaboratively organized this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 9.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation. 

We Green Map Sri LankaBig Hearts FoundationI Am Carbon Negative teams would like to thank all the sponsors who supported and volunteers who participated for Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal cleanup 9.0 happened on 15th of September 2018 7.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m Rumassaa Beach.

Due to our capacity, our volunteers were able to clean 800m in Rumassala Beach. Nearly 2200kg of garbage cleaned in the coastal area. Up to now, we were able to clean 8000+ kg garbage from Sri Lankan beaches by 9 coastal cleanup projects.

We experienced that we need more manpower to clean up this coastal area which no one going to clean forever.

Also, we are planning to partner with Sri Lanka railway to educate people about protecting coastal areas with not throwing garbage to the railway track and ask them to put all garbage to garbage bins placed in the railway station.

Thank You!

Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Some of the selected photos of the project as below.

Photos about the coastal cleanup you could see through below URL.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/greenmapsrilanka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2407893329237660

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 8.0 (2018 September 15) – Udappuwa Beach Successfully Completed


Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.

But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.

Green Map Sri Lanka, Big Hearts Foundation and I Am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.

World Cleanup Day Sri Lanka Team, Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with MEPA (Marine Environmental Protection Authority) and other volunteer organizations collaboratively organized this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 8.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation. 

We Green Map Sri LankaBig Hearts FoundationI Am Carbon Negative teams would like to thank all the sponsors who supported and volunteers who participated for Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal cleanup 8.0 happened on 15th of September 2018 7.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m Udappuwa Beach.

Due to our capacity, our volunteers were able to clean 1200m in Udappuwa Beach. Nearly 1000kg of garbage cleaned in the coastal area. Up to now, we were able to clean 6000+ kg garbage from Sri Lankan beaches by 8 coastal cleanup projects.

We experienced that we need more manpower to clean up this coastal area which no one going to clean forever.

Also, we are planning to partner with Sri Lanka railway to educate people about protecting coastal areas with not throwing garbage to the railway track and ask them to put all garbage to garbage bins placed in the railway station.

Thank You!

Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Some of the selected photos of the project as below.

Photos about the coastal cleanup you could see through below URL.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/greenmapsrilanka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2393217874038539

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 5.0 (2018 June 30) – Mount Lavinia Beach Successfully Completed


Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.

But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.

Green Map Sri Lanka, Big Hearts Foundation and I Am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.

Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with MEPA (Marine Environmental Protection Authority) collaboratively organized this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 5.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation. Wesley college Colombo also joined with us for this good cause with their interact club volunteers.

We Green Map Sri LankaBig Hearts FoundationI Am Carbon Negative teams would like to thank all the sponsors who supported and volunteers who participated for Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal cleanup 5.0 happened on 30th of June 2018 7.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m Mount Lavinia Beach.

Due to our capacity, our volunteers were not able to extend the cleanup beyond 500m from Mount Lavinia Hotel. Nearly 600kg of garbage cleaned in the coastal area. Up to now, we were able to clean 2200+ kg garbage from Sri Lankan beaches by 5 coastal cleanup projects.

We experienced that we need more manpower to clean up this coastal area which no one going to clean forever.

Also, we are planning to partner with Sri Lanka railway to educate people about protecting coastal areas with not throwing garbage to the railway track and ask them to put all garbage to garbage bins placed in the railway station.

Thank You!

Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Some of the selected photos of the project as below.

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 7.0 (2018 September 15)


Hi All,

 
Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.
 
But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.
 
Green Map Sri Lanka and I am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.
 
Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with Marine Environmental Protection Authority collaboratively organizing this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 5.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation.

The event is happening on 15th September 2018 7.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m at Trincomali beach with the help of you guys.

For the fundraising we printed T shirt for the coastal cleanup project and if you are wish to buy T Shit please contact Rohana  Amarakoon (0773 777 443).

Please deposit your valuable donations to following bank account and send us the photo of the deposit slip. Please mention the reason for donation as “Coastal Cleanup” Project.

A.R.W.M.M.D.Rohana Kumara
HNB Nawala
147 02 01 06 276

Hope you will join with us.
 
Thank You!
Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up 4.0 (2018 June) Successfully Completed


Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up – සමනල අඩවිය සුරකිමු කසල සුද්ද කිරීම 4.0 ” was a project done with the collaboration of different government organizations, citizen groups, and nature loving individuals to clean the dumped garbage at the world famous Sri Pada pilgrimage site. This area is a biodiversity hotspot of Sri Lanka being a part of the Peak wilderness sanctuary which is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers. This is Sri Lanka’s 3rd largest sanctuary as well. It is also the birthplace of Kelani, Kalu, Walave rivers and many tributaries of the river Mahaweli.

Several dozens of volunteers and organizations joined with this peaceful, environmentally responsible cause to protect this biodiversity hotspot for our future generations. Those organizations are namely;

Green Map Sri Lanka & I Am Carbon Negative Teams are under Big Heart Foundation which focuses on Protecting Natural Resources & Wild Life in Sri Lanka. Who practically show how to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and polythene for a garbage free, environmentally safe Sri Lanka which is a mandatory part of sustainable development and consumption.

We initially planned to proceed the project on 24th May 2018, but we had to postpone the event to 9th June 2018. 9 volunteers started their journey to Nallathanni from Colombo. Our main objective was to collect garbage with 9 volunteers and get down those garbage bags to collect them in given collection point.

We were successful and we were able to get more and more support from the pilgrimages to get down garbage as much as possible. All the volunteers were able to bring down 200+Kg of garbage from the Sripada mountain with the help of many more philgrimages and still severl hundred tons of garbage still need to clean from the mountain. After this project “Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0” projects were able to clean nearly 2300Kg of garbage from sripada mountain

Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup” Project by Green Map Sri Lanka, I Am Carbon Negative and Big Hearts Foundation.

our previous project information you can see through below web site URL.

Conserve Sripada 1.0 : http://www.bigheartsfoundation.com/සමනල-අඩවිය-සුරකිමු-කසල-සු/

Conserve Sripada 2.0 : http://www.bigheartsfoundation.com/conserve-sri-padha-garbage-clean-up-2-0/

If you are willing to support our future projects call us or email us if you need more information
0773777443 / greenmap.sl@gmail.com
Rohana k Amarakoon (Founder GMSL)

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 5.0 (2018 June30) – Mount Lavinia Beach


Hi All,

 
Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.
 
But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.
 
Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.
 
Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with Marine Environmental Protection Authority collaboratively organizing this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 5.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation.
 

The event is happening on 30th June 2018 7.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m at Mount Lavinia beach with the help of you guys.

For the fundraising, we printed T-shirt for the coastal cleanup project and if you wish to buy T Shit please contact Rohana  Amarakoon (0773 777 443).

Please deposit your valuable donations to following bank account and send us the photo of the deposit slip. Please mention the reason for donation as “Coastal Cleanup” Project.

A.R.W.M.M.D.Rohana Kumara
HNB Nawala
147 02 01 06 276

Hope you will join with us.
 
Thank You!
Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 4.0 (2018 June 02) – Wellawatta Beach Successfully Completed


Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.

But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.

Green Map Sri Lanka, Big Hearts Foundation and I Am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.

Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with MEPA (Marine Environmental Protection Authority) collaboratively organized this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 4.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation.

We Green Map Sri LankaBig Hearts FoundationI Am Carbon Negative teams would like to thank all the sponsors who supported and volunteers who participated for Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal cleanup 4.0 happened on 2nd of June 2018 7.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m Wellawatta railway station.

Due to our capacity, our volunteers were not able to extend the cleanup beyond Wellawatta railway station. Nearly 150kg of garbage cleaned in the railway station and coastal area.

We experienced that we need more manpower to clean up this coastal area which no one going to clean forever.

Also, we are planning to partner with Sri Lanka railway to educate people about protecting coastal areas with not throwing garbage to the railway track and ask them to put all garbage to garbage bins placed in the railway station.

Thank You!

Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Some of the selected photos of the project as below.

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 4.0 (2018 June 2)


Hi All,

 
Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.
 
But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.
 
Green Map Sri Lanka and I am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.
 
Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative along with Marine Environmental Protection Authority collaboratively organizing this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 4.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation.
 

The event is happening on 2nd June 2018 7.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m at Wellawatta Railway station and Wellawatta beach with the help of you guys.

For the fundraising we printed T shirt for the coastal cleanup project and if you are wish to buy T Shit please contact Rohana  Amarakoon (0773 777 443).

Hope you will join with us.
 
Thank You!
Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 3.0 (2018 May) Successfully Completed


Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.

But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.

Green Map Sri Lanka, Big Hearts Foundation and I am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.

Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative collaboratively organized this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 3.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation.

We Green Map Sri LankaBig Hearts FoundationI Am Carbon Negative teams would like to thank all the sponsors who supported and volunteers who participated for Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal cleanup 3.0 happened on 13th May 2018 7.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m between Kollupitiya and Bambalapitiya railway stations.

Due to our capacity our volunteers were not able to extend the cleanup beyond kollupitiya railway station. Nearly 500kg of garbage cleaned in the railway station and coastal area.

We experienced that we need more manpower to clean up this coastal area which no one going to clean forever.

Also, we are planning to partner with Sri Lanka railway to educate people about protecting coastal areas with not throwing garbage to the railway track and ask them to put all garbage to garbage bins placed in the railway station.

Thank You!

Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Some of the selected photos of the project as below.

එකතු වෙන්න හරිත කැරැල්ලට


#protectwilpattusrilanka

විල්පත්තුව වෙනුවෙන් හරිත කැරැල්ල
විල්පත්තු ගැටලුවේ තීරණාත්මක අවධියකට අප පැමිණ සිටිමු . සංචාරකයන් ලෙස ඔබටත් මටත් මේ මණහර පරිසර පද්ධතිය රැකගැනීමට කුඩා අවස්ථාවක් ඉතිරි වී ඇත , සංචාරකයන් ලෙස ඔබේ යුතුකම ඉතු කිරීමට අපි ඔබගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමු .
අප කිහිප ආකාරයකින්ම මේ ගැටලුවට විසඳුම් සෙවීමට අපි අප උත්සාහ කළෙමු , එම සියලු ප්රයන්තයන් අසාර්ථක විය , තවත් එක් උත්සාහයක් දරන්න අපි හිතුව .

අපි ලංකාව තුල විසඳාගැනීමට උත්සාහ කල මේ ගැටලුවට නිසි පරිදි ජාත්යන්තරයෙන් අවධානයක් යොමු වූයේ නෑ . අපි මේ පැනිවිඩය ලෝකෙට ගෙනියන්න ඕනෙ . ගෝලීයව ප්රචලිත ප්රවෘත්ති , සංචාරක සමාජ පිටු , පරිසර සංවිධාන ආදී මේ ගැටලුවට ඇස් ඇරවිය හැකි සියලුම සමාජ ජාල පිටු

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ආක්රමණය කිරීමේ වගකීම ඔබ සතුයි ,තවත් හොයාගන්න ඒව comment එකක් විදිහට එකතු කරන්නම්. ඔයාලත් දන්න කියන pages තව mention කරන්න
මෙහිදී ඔබ සිදු කළ යුත්තේ පහතින් අප දක්වා තිබෙන පින්තූර සමඟ පහතින් තිබෙන ඉංග්රීසි භාශාවෙන් දක්වා තිබෙන විල්පත්තුව සම්බන්ඪ වැකිය comment කිරීමයි , මේ පණිවිඩය share නොකර ඔබ status එකක් ලෙස wall එකතු කරන්න එකතු වෙන්න හරිත කැරැල්ලට

#protectwilpattusrilanka
The Wilpattu Forest Complex (referred to in this note as WFC) bordering the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka, is an important ecological complex and a cradle of global biodiversity, home to close to 1,000 plant and animal species. (It is important to note that sometimes the WFC is called ‘Wilpattu’ or ‘Wilpattuva’ in the vernacular language and should not be confused with Wilpattu National Park. Wilpattu National Park (hereafter “WNP”) is the main constituent of WFC; however, it is only one part of the WFC. In effect, a number of peripheral forests and sanctuaries and WNP link up to create a large habitat that is more than the sum of its parts; these other lands include the Kallaru Forest, Wilpattu North Sanctuary, Thabbowa Sanctuary, Vilatthaikulam, Mavillu, and the Veerakkulicholai-Eluvankulama Proposed Reserve. The fact of this larger habitat, i.e. the ‘forest complex’, is vital to the point of this petition.

Wilpattu Forest Complex has shown a dangerous and growing trend of deforestation since the late 2000s. All environmental groups have continually maintained that new settlements in the “Wilpattu Forest Complex” have been the key driver of this deforestation, in contrast to Wilpattu National Park, which remains relatively well protected. The Wilpattu Forest Complex is the larger entity than WNP and includes WNP, and the resettlements are taking place outside the northern boundary of WNP, specifically within Wilpattu North Sanctuary, Kallaru, and Vilatthaikulam. There are no settlements/clearing in the Wilpattu National Park itself. This is why environmentalists used specifically the term “Wilpattu Forest Complex”, Kallaru, WIlpattu North Sanctuary, or Vilatthaikulam when speaking of deforestation. These areas include 12 ecosystems and are just as important to the forest complex as the national park.

Sponsored human settlement within the WFC began in 2010, following the 2009 construction of an illegal road on 300 acres of land, cutting through WNP and bridging the areas ‘Eluvankulama’ and ‘Mollikulama’. Legal action by four environmental organizations is continuing against this illegal road. Human settlement commenced subsequent to the road’s construction and has led to a visible acceleration of deforestation, as documented via Google map time-lapse videos.

Currently, the controversial settlements are taking place within the northern, peripheral parts of the WFC, specifically within part of the previously mentioned Wilpattu North Sanctuary and the Kallaru Reserve (Marichchikuddai/Kaarikkadu) and more recently in Vilatthaikulam Reserve. We will hereafter call this threatened area the ‘Northern Habitat’ for ease of reference within this article.

The threatened Northern Habitat comprises ecosystems including wetlands, wet villu, mangrove, and other important freshwater ecosystems, containing 605 species of plants, 33 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka. The section provides habitat to 30 freshwater-fish species, 17 amphibian species, 57 reptile species, 149 bird species, 41 mammal species, and 86 species of butterflies.

Moreover, the area is an important archeological site with artifacts dating back to the time of the Mohenjo-daro civilization. Human settlement of the WFC poses a direct threat to the conservation of all of these vital natural and other assets. About 50 acres of resettlement area belong directly to Wilpattu North Sanctuary. Proponents of WNP human settlement argue that current human-settlement areas are not protected areas. However, comprehensive field and aerial assessments show that this is not the case: the settlements have clearly encroached areas protected by legislation. Apart from the 50 acres of Wilpattu North Sanctuary, 2500 acres of deforested land is owned by the state, mainly by the Forest Department (since 10 October 2012) and partly by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The initial stages of the settlement projects led the Wildlife Department itself to initiate legal inquiry; the above-mentioned c. 2,500 acres of habitat land belonging to the state has been destroyed for human settlement in contravention of the Forest Conservation Ordinance and several other key environmental laws and without archeological impact assessments.

Proponents of WNP human settlement argue that current human-settlements are “resettlements”, although they are in fact new settlements with a ‘resettlement’ guise. The original villages were small villages situated south of the forested areas as noted on Google maps (which are compiled based on historical satellite images). The new settlements show on Google maps as built on recently cleared forest land, and show a grid city system not previously seen in the area.

https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/
#v=8.61074,79.97165,12.045,latLng&t=2.90

Each land plot is completely deforested (unlike in villages) and a lone house is located in each desert plot. When he appeared on the television program Derana 360 in January 2017, Minister Badurdeen implied that the land plots allocated do not correspond (in terms of global positioning) to the positions of original residential lands, therefore they are not ancestral lands. If the settlers are happy to resettle in new lands in Wilpattu, it is likely they would be even happier to resettle in more habitable lands outside Wilpattu. In fact, it was shown on Derana 360 that the government had in fact allocated more suitable locations for the settlement of these same families. The Minister stated conveniently that he was not aware of alternative allocations. This indicates that the Minister’s true agenda is unclear. In fact, it has been reported that a large number of newly built houses remain empty, fueling suspicions.

Environmental groups are working in coalition to save the Wilpattu Forest Complex and need your support. The deforestation is continuing without pause. Please help to raise awareness and to spread the word that the state forests belonging to the “Wilpattu Forest Complex” (including Kallaru, Wilpattu North Sanctuary, and Vilatthaikulam) are being deforested. Please ensure to clarify that it is not “Wilpattu National Park” but the Wilpattu Forest Complex that is being destroyed.

Environmentalists are gravely concerned about the ongoing, gradual destruction of this key area and about how initial settlements will spread and exacerbate human-wildlife conflict, to the increasing loss of unrecoverable natural wealth. The Wilpattu Forest Complex is part of the Western Ghats global biodiversity hotspot and also a natural sponge that preserves the conditions necessary for the rest of Sri Lanka’s wet zone and its rainforests and nourishes Sri Lanka’s western coastal ecosystem. For a small island surrounded on all sides by ocean that desiccate its lowland coasts, these special ecosystems are vital. In an era of climate change, it is even more vital than ever that we protect these areas. Let us lose no time to protect the Wilpattu Forest Complex for future generations.

Green Map Sri Lanka Coastal Clean Up 3.0 (2018 May )


Sri Lanka is a country which has 1340Km of beautiful beaches around the country. These beaches provide homes to millions of birds and other animals. Also, these lovely beaches attract millions of tourists every year to see and feel the beauty.

But due to human activities, most of the Srilankan beaches are polluted with polythene, plastic and many other garbage sources which are non-biodegradable.

Green Map Sri Lanka and I am Carbon Negative are volunteer-driven nature lovers organizations under Big Hearts Foundation which primary activity to protect nature and educate the nation about protecting nature through carbon negative living and fair usage of the natural resources.

Both Green Map Sri Lanka and I Am Carbon Negative collaboratively organizing this “Green Map Srilanka Coastal Cleanup 3.0” event to clean the beaches from dumped garbage by the fellow nation.

The event is happening on 13th May 2018 7.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m from Bambalapitiya railway station to Kollupitiya railway station.

For the fundraising we printed T shirt for the coastal cleanup project and if you are wish to buy T Shit please contact Rohana  Amarakoon (0773 777 443).

Hope you will join with us to support our project.

Thank You!
Green Map Sri Lanka Team

Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up 4.0 (2018 May)


Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up – සමනල අඩවිය සුරකිමු කසල සුද්ද කිරීම 2.0 ” is a collaboration of different government organizations, citizen groups, and nature loving individuals to clean the dumped garbage at the world famous Sri Pada pilgrimage site. This area is a biodiversity hotspot of Sri Lanka being a part of the Peak wilderness sanctuary which is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers. This is Sri Lanka’s 3rd largest sanctuary as well. It is also the birthplace of Kelani, Kalu, Walave rivers and many tributaries of the river Mahaweli.

Green Map Sri Lanka & I Am Carbon Negative Teams are under Big Heart Foundation which focuses on Protecting Natural Resources & Wild Life in Sri Lanka.Who practically show how to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and polyethene for a garbage free, environmentally safe Sri Lanka which is a mandatory part of sustainable development and consumption.

For the project “Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup 4.0” we will arrange Train tickets for participants from Colombo – Hatton on 25-05-2018 and return on night 26-05-2017. A transport fee of Rs. 1000 will be charged per participant. Breakfast, Lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

We expect several volunteers and organizations to join with this peaceful, environmentally responsible cause to protect this biodiversity hot spot for our future generations.

Please email us at greenmap.sl@gmail.com with the number of participants, National ID Number, Phone Number and contact information including name and contact number to arrange logistics.

Call us if you need more information
0773777443
Rohana k Amarakoon

Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up 3.0 (2018 March) Successfully Completed


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Conserve Sri Padha Garbage Clean Up – සමනල අඩවිය සුරකිමු කසල සුද්ද කිරීම 3.0 ” was a project done with the collaboration of different government organizations, citizen groups, and nature loving individuals to clean the dumped garbage at the world famous Sri Pada pilgrimage site. This area is a biodiversity hotspot of Sri Lanka being a part of the Peak wilderness sanctuary which is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers. This is Sri Lanka’s 3rd largest sanctuary as well. It is also the birthplace of Kelani, Kalu, Walave rivers and many tributaries of the river Mahaweli.

Several dozens of volunteers and organizations joined with this peaceful, environmentally responsible cause to protect this biodiversity hotspot for our future generations. Those organizations are namely;

Green Map Sri Lanka & I Am Carbon Negative Teams are under Big Heart Foundation which focuses on Protecting Natural Resources & Wild Life in Sri Lanka.Who practically show how to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and polyethene for a garbage free, environmentally safe Sri Lanka which is a mandatory part of sustainable development and consumption.

We initially planned to proceed the project on 24th February 2018, but we had to postpone the event to 24th March 2018. 5 volunteers started their journey to Nallathanni from Colombo by Car. only 5 volunteers drive this project as a pilot project to understand that how we can get more community support to clean the garbage from Sripada mountain. Our main objective was to collect garbage with 5 volunteers and put them in to garbage bags which contain 5 kg each and get support from the pilgrimages to get down those garbage bags at collect them in given collection point.

We were successful and we were able to get more and more support from the pilgrimages to get down garbage as much as possible. All the volunteers were able to bring down 1000+Kg of garbage from the Sripada mountain with the help of many more pilgrimages and still, several hundred tons of garbage still need to clean from the mountain. After this project “Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0” projects were able to clean nearly 2100Kg of garbage from sripada mountain.

We were able to print 30 informative billboards and place them in the main route to educate people about not to pollute the sripada mountain with their garbage. Requested from them to take back whatever they bring during their journey.

Conserve Sripada Garbage Cleanup” Project by Green Map Sri Lanka, I Am Carbon Negative and Big Hearts Foundation.

our previous project information you can see through below web site URL.

Conserve Sripada 1.0 : http://www.bigheartsfoundation.com/සමනල-අඩවිය-සුරකිමු-කසල-සු/

Conserve Sripada 2.0 : http://www.bigheartsfoundation.com/conserve-sri-padha-garbage-clean-up-2-0/

If you are willing to support our future projects call us or email us if you need more information
0773777443 / greenmap.sl@gmail.com
Rohana k Amarakoon (Founder GMSL)

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Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya


The world’s last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of poor health, his carers say.

Sudan, who was 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.

His death leaves only two females – his daughter and granddaughter – of the subspecies alive in the world.

Hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques.

“His death is a cruel symbol of human disregard for nature and it saddened everyone who knew him,” said Jan Stejskal, an official at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan had lived until 2009.

“But we should not give up,” he added in quotes carried by AFP news agency.

“We must take advantage of the unique situation in which cellular technologies are utilised for conservation of critically endangered species. It may sound unbelievable, but thanks to the newly developed techniques even Sudan could still have an offspring.”

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