Category: Sinharaja.

Sri Lanka suspends road work near Sinharaja forest

By Charles Haviland
BBC News, Colombo

The forest is a Unesco World Heritage Site

The authorities in Sri Lanka say they have suspended work on a controversial road project, days after the UN wrote to the government.

The letter from Unesco asked for details of the impact the work would have on the nearby Sinharaja forest.

The forest, in southern Sri Lanka, is a World Heritage Site and home to species such as the badger mongoose and purple-faced leaf monkey.

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Category: Sinharaja