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Buddhist Clergy in Sri Lanka ordain tree to protect it from Highway Construction

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Colombo (News 1st); A fully grown tree of the Sri Lankan Legume or Crudia zeylanica in Daraluwa was ordained by the Buddhist Clergy on Wednesday (10) morning, by the monks from the National Bhikku Front.The tree was ordained in order to protect it from being destroyed for the construction of an expressway.A tree of the Sri Lankan Legume or Crudia zeylanica was saved in the nick of time on Sunday (07) following quick intervention by Gampaha Division Wildlife Officer Devani Jayathilaka.The Sri Lanka legume (Crudia zeylanica) was discovered and named a new species in 1868.Since then, however, there is no record of it even being seen, and it was eventually presumed to be extinct.The IUCN Red List of 2006 categorizes it as extinct, as does the.

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