Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Country's rivers need to be saved: Sri Lankan President

ANI | Updated: May 11, 2018 14:31 IST

Colombo, [Sri Lanka] May 11: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in a recently concluded meeting with World Bank officials pointed out the urgent need to protect the country's rivers.
This comes after erosion led to threats to the rivers of the island nation.
According to the Colombo Page, the President noted that due to lack of a proper program it is becoming a challenge to conserve the 103 river basins that the country boasts of.
He further pointed out the challenges faced due to the global warming is not new to Sri Lanka and noted that this is the first time the country is facing such a problem.
The President also acknowledged World Bank's support in helping his country in need. (ANI)

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