LTL Holdings engages IUCN for biodiversity study

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LTL Holdings (LTLH) one of Sri Lanka’s leading, internationally acclaimed, engineering companies has engaged IUCN – Sri Lanka to undertake a comprehensive bio diversity study of the surrounding environment of its large rainwater harvesting ponds within the premises of the Heladhanavi Power Plant (HPP). HPP is one of Sri Lanka’s most successful thermal power plants, located in the northwestern province in the maritime city of Puttalam near the northwestern coast. It is a joint venture between Lakdhanavi Limited (subsidiary of LTLH) and Hemas PLC. For the past 10 years, this 100 mw plant has generated reliable power to the main CEB grid. All rainwater at the power plant premises is collected and directed towards three large water ponds and the water is used for irrigation. Over the years, these water bodies have become rich with flora and fauna. Recently, there have been several elephants who have come to water at these tanks. With a view of assessing the exact state of these water bodies and their surrounding area, and further enhancing and developing them in the future, LTLH has decided to engage IUCN to undertake a comprehensive biodiversity study of the surrounding area. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (or IUCN as it is better known), is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation and conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. LTLH believes that with this study and guidance from IUCN, the company’s environmental initiatives can be further developed and improved. The field studies are scheduled to commence at the end of June 2014 at the site.