SUCCESS AND FAILURE OF COAST PROTECTION WORKS IN CEYLON

W. E. Paranathala

Abstract


The Island of Ceylon, which is often referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is 25,481 square miles in extent. It lies between 0 and 10 degrees North Latitude, and between 79 and 82 degrees East Longitude. The Island is mango-shaped. Its length from north to south is 272 miles, and its breadth from east to west is 140 miles. (Fig.1).

Keywords


coastal management; Sri Lanka; coastal protection

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