Sri Lanka, April 9 -- A National Policy and Strategy Statement on Traditional Knowledge and Practices Related to Biodiversity in Sri Lanka were presented to Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday.

The policy was formulated by the Ministry's Biodiversity Secretariat and handed over to the Minister by Secretariat Director Padma Abeykoon.

There are times when our traditional knowledge and wisdom are far ahead of modern science in what we call science and new technology, Minister Amaraweera said.

Speaking to the media on the occasion, he pointed said the knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation is a cultural right of the people in the country.

"That is why we published this national policy and strategy,...