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Study on causes of frequent tree falls in Colombo

Senior Superintendent of Police Roshan Rajapaksa who was appointed Director of the Special Assignments and Environmental Unit with Royal Botanic Gardens Deputy Director Dr. Achala Attanayake and officers representing Colombo Municipal Council on a study tour of Colombo.
Senior Superintendent of Police Roshan Rajapaksa who was appointed Director of the Special Assignments and Environmental Unit with Royal Botanic Gardens Deputy Director Dr. Achala Attanayake and officers representing Colombo Municipal Council on a study t

The Special Assignments and Environmental Unit of the Presidential Secretariat conducted a study on Colombo’s main roads to identify the causes of frequent tree falls on rainy days and to provide solutions to such problems.

Over the past few days, 27 large trees had fallen in Colombo. The study was conducted at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Gregory’s Road, Thunmulla and other such areas where tree falls were frequently reported.

The study revealed that decaying of roots, aging trees and the growth of various parasites in them had contributed to the problem. The Unit will continue the study to identify measures to remedy the problems and protect the people’s lives and property. Parallel to this programme, the safe removal of fallen trees and branches in the vicinity of Vihara Maha Devi Park was also carried out.

The study programme was conducted after Senior Superintendent of Police Roshan Rajapaksa was appointed Director of the Special Assignments and Environmental Unit. Royal Botanic Gardens Deputy Director Dr. Achala Attanayake and officers representing Colombo Municipal Council also participated.