This is my article published in The Island (, a national newspaper in Sri Lanka, on 3 October 1998.

Then, the Beira Lake was a highly polluted water body in the centre of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. The purpose of the article with a novel ‘interview’ approach was to raise public awareness of the state and causes of this environmental pollution and the restoration project that was launched a couple of months before. Eighteen years later, today, the restored Beira Lake is a green asset to the capital city. More