Sri Lanka Battles Sea Erosion

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Galle, Southwestern coast, Sri Lanka. Photograph: © SAF


In the past, to shore up defences against sea erosion, Sri Lanka has used hard structures including rock, which disfigures beach areas and could also shift erosion to adjacent areas, by redirecting energy.

Sri Lanka’s Western Coastal areas which face strong monsoon winds have been particularly susceptible to sea erosion in the past. In many Asian nations, human activities such as destruction of mangroves for prawn culture have worsened erosion…

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