People have expressed concern that destruction of forests is continuing in Mulaitheevu District and the Officials are turning a Nelsonian eye on it.
Currently, the destruction is occurring in the area between Mankulam and Pannikkankulam. Although, this was taken to the notice of Odduchuddan Divisional Secretary, no action has been taken so far, said the people.
The forest is being so destroyed to set up a Government department in that area.
In a context where the District has been affected by no rain falls, prolonging drought, and excessive heat prevailing in the district, the uncontrolled destruction of forests will cause a dangerous situation in the future.
It is notable that this destruction is occurring while the President had put in gear, activities to stop de-foresting.