North highly affected by climate change- Patali

2019-01-11 at 17:15

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says the Northern Province is facing severe challenges due to climate change.

The Minister said in the next 30 to 40 years the Northern Province will transform to a semi desert.

Speaking during today’s Parliament debate Minister Ranawaka said the Northern Province will the worst affected area.

He said the lack of rain, flooding and being surrounded by the sea affects the Northern Province negatively.

The Minister noted a practical method is required to save the Province from such devastation while ensuring sustainable development.

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