Sri Lanka: Kanneliya rain forest threatened by mystery disease

Sunday Observer: Kanneliya Rain Forest in the Galle district, a rich biodiversity hotspot known world over, is threatened with a mystery disease. The disease that resembles the 'Rust' that completely destroyed coffee cultivations 150 years ago, covers the leaves of the affected plants with a brick red coating, blocking its food production process that may lead the plants to wither. "It is spreading at an alarming rate in and around the forest reserve," the forest officers and the residents lamented adding that......

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