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Media Ref # CIC-MTQISW2
Media Name: Nilgala tree ordination
Author: Hemantha Withanage
Copyright: Hemantha Withanage
Added Date: 30/04/2014
License Type: Royalty Free
Release Status: No Release  
Description: Land grabbing was threatening to devastate Nilgala forest. Known for its medicinal plants and rare tree species that have been growing in the area since King Buddhadasa's reign in the fourth century, it was being torn up to make way for cash crops such as rubber, sugarcane, plantains and rambutan. Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka/Centre for Environmental Justice organised a Buddhist tree ordination ceremony on 11 January 2014 to raise public awareness. The unique ordination ceremony gained much media exposure and the public furore that ensued culminated in the Minister for Wildlife Conservation visiting the Nilgala forest and stating that immediate steps would be taken against those who destroyed parts of the forest. All the land grabbing has stopped and the government has assigned a special police squad to take action against the land grabbers.
Keywords: land grabbing landgrabbing tree trees forest forests Sri Lanka ordination ceremony ritual spiritual campaign success victory Friends of the Earth Centre for Environmental Justice
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