Business magnate Dudley Sirisena the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena is accused of causing havoc to the environment in Nuwara Eliya, where the soil dug out from his latest real estate project is been dumped in the famous race course, causing serious hazardous and environmental issues.
The Chairman and Managing Director of the Araliya Group Dudley Sirisena has been continuing to pile on soil, despite Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority’s Ground Manager in Nuwara Eliya A.G.Piyasena having earlier reported this to his Acting Director on the 21st of September 2015.
“The picturesque surroundings and the natural beauty of ‘Little England’ and its race course is now being threatened as the water drainage and natural irrigation system is been clogged by this clay like soil substance endangering and causing a serious impact to the environment” said an environmental activist.
Nawaloka Piling a subsidiary of the Nawaloka Group has been entrusted to carry out this project on the property which belongs to the Ministry of Sport.
Strangely even the Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Mahinda Kumara Dodampagamage has also turned a blind a blind eye to this operation. He failed to answer his mobile phone when contacted by Colombo Telegraph,
Incidentally the Ministry of Maheweli Development and Environment comes directly under the purview Dudley’s brother, President Maithripala Sirisena.
Earlier President Sirisena went on to say that even though he has dissolved most of his ‘Executive Powers’ as the President,he will not hesitate to use his powers to the fullest, if for any reason any part of our beautiful island nation and its ecology is threatened.