Gampaha Forest Officer Dewani Jayathilaka immediately protested against the felling of a valuable ecosystem near the Daraluwa Railway Station in Gampaha, which is the only place in the world where the Red Data Book is a tree. It is also stated that the valuable ecosystem near the Kodia Ceylonica tree had been destroyed by that time. Prior to the construction of this road, the technical committee had advised that this valuable ecosystem should be protected. It is reported that Gampaha District Forest Officer Devani Jayatilleke had come to the spot and protested against the destruction of the entire ecosystem by the company constructing the relevant highway contrary to the said criteria. Below is the comment made by Mr. B. Ratnayake.