WATCH : Sri Lanka Buddhist clergy ordain rare tree to protect it from highway construction

February 10, 2021 at 1:49 PM

The Maha Sangha today ordained a rare tree found in Daraluwa in Gampaha, which is deemed to be on the brink of extinction.

Monks from the National Bhikku Front ordained the fully-grown tree of the Sri Lankan Legume or Crudia zeylanica.

The move was taken in order to protect it from being destroyed for the construction of the Kadawatha- Meerigama expressway.

The tree was brought into the spotlight after Gampaha District Forest Officer Devani Jayathileke challenged authorities for violating an earlier agreement to protect the tree. (NewsWire)