Monthly Archives: November 2016

Illegal Construction in Thalangama Wetland

Following complaints from a CBO regarding the illegal construction of a house within the Thalangama wetland, EFL conducted a site visit. Approximately 118 hectares of the Thalangama wetland is an Environmental Protection Area (EPA) under the National Environmental Act and comes under the purview of the Central Environmental Authority. EFL was able to confirm that the illegal construction was taking place within the EPA and learned that it was being carried out despite repeated warnings issued by the CEA. EFL