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Animals taken for exhibition during CHOGM have died

2014-05-08 19:56:13
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A number of animals, including mouse deer, deer and cranes, that were taken for exhibition at the model rural village ‘Ape Gama’ in Battaramulla during the time of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) had died under tragic circumstances, Parliament was informed yesterday.

During the debate on the adjournment motion, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said five mouse deer taken to the village from the Dehiwala Zoo had died. He said 40 tortoises and some axis deer brought for the same purpose had also died.

“One deer had drowned in the nearby Diyawanna Lake. 12 cranes called Hendigalawa, whose wings had been clipped to prevent them from flying away, had also died. Today, the Zoo has become a virtual slaughterhouse, with animals being subjected to cruel treatment,” he said.

However, Zoological and Botanical Gardens Minister Jayaratne Herath said the JVP was involved in senseless violence at one time and, therefore, it was hilarious for him see Mr. Dissanayake talking about animal welfare.

“You tried to mislead the general public,” said Mr. Herath. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 40

  • sk Friday, 9 May 2014 04:14

    Poor animals.

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    Perumal Friday, 9 May 2014 05:23

    [quote name="sk"]Poor animals.[/quote]
    CHOGM also would die under tragic circumstances within the next two years.

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    Prometheus Friday, 9 May 2014 04:22

    what JVP did in the past is not an excuse to clip wings of those poor cranes. Be it war or animals, this country has some twisted thinking.

    Reply : 0       4

    Hafsal Friday, 9 May 2014 04:32

    So this means the government can do anything since JVP and UNP did bad things during their era. What a irresponsible comment by the responsible minister.

    Reply : 1       4

    Loki Friday, 9 May 2014 04:35

    my god what is wrong with this government? sick!

    Reply : 0       3

    Huna Friday, 9 May 2014 04:36

    This is sad to hear , Animals have no rights in this so called Buddhist land :(

    Reply : 0       2

    modaya Friday, 9 May 2014 04:47

    A typical moday's comment by the Minister!!

    Reply : 0       1

    hb Friday, 9 May 2014 04:51

    Since JVP had done wrong at one time, they should not point out current wrong doings of the givernment. Great logic by the minister. We are correctly heading in the right direction of being the wonder of asia.

    Reply : 0       1

    Dilan Friday, 9 May 2014 04:53

    Why is this become a joke. When its not. How come no one cares.

    Reply : 0       1

    bobby Friday, 9 May 2014 04:55

    Poor animals pay the price with their lives so that one person can boost his own ego

    Reply : 0       0

    Chandana Friday, 9 May 2014 05:01

    This is pathetic, even managing this even at stake, than governing.

    Reply : 0       0

    Putha Friday, 9 May 2014 05:01

    "Loketa Parakase...Gedarata Maragathe..."this is the truth about our country...senseless things are done with big fanfare!!

    Reply : 0       1

    myself Friday, 9 May 2014 05:05

    What a dumb comeback from the minister.

    Reply : 0       1

    nishan Friday, 9 May 2014 05:09

    So many people shouting about Halal, no one will care about this. Funny kind of Buddhism...

    Reply : 0       1

    Hefi Friday, 9 May 2014 05:11

    Two wrongs doesnt make a right, Minister Jayaratne Herath! Man up and answer if the allegation is true rather that try to pull up the past.

    Reply : 0       1

    Mason Friday, 9 May 2014 05:11

    The government gets away with misdeeds evading truthful answers to questions raised. The animals and birds that have died are national property and not personal to the minister to be destroyed at his whims and fancies.

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    Chandana Friday, 9 May 2014 05:12

    Past is past and the present context to be answered, the Minister to evade comes up different stories, Why JVP cannot raise a question on animals. People remembers 71 but no point here in bringing disgraced to scenario.

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    sacre blieu Friday, 9 May 2014 05:33

    If a politician puts his finger on anything good,you could be sure he at the end destroy it.The public will, ultimately,have to pay the price.

    Reply : 0       0

    OMG Friday, 9 May 2014 05:41

    Similarly Karuna Amman, Palliyan and KP have killed so many people in the recent past.

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    Tamil Chelvan Friday, 9 May 2014 08:10

    [quote name="OMG"]Similarly Karuna Amman, Palliyan and KP have killed so many people in the recent past.[/quote]

    Knowing all this, still the ruling party wins all elections.

    Reply : 0       0

    Loki Friday, 9 May 2014 09:59

    good one!

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    Chief Friday, 9 May 2014 05:54

    Animals should be freed and given freedom, likewise humans too should be independent, if not soon human beings in Sri Lanka will meet the same fate!

    Reply : 0       0

    Malli Friday, 9 May 2014 06:00

    Pathetic state of affairs every where in this country now a days

    Reply : 0       0

    suranga Friday, 9 May 2014 06:02

    People need to change and JVP has done that. But people who keep talking about JVP's past to cover up their mistakes are the real old JVP type..

    Reply : 0       0

    prem Friday, 9 May 2014 06:06

    Those days we had educated Ministers who loves to mother land.

    Reply : 0       1

    Dee Friday, 9 May 2014 06:28

    But highways coming No? new pavements also. Development!

    Reply : 0       0

    unchikun Friday, 9 May 2014 06:30

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    ― Mahatma Gandhi

    Reply : 0       0

    Izmy Friday, 9 May 2014 07:06

    People should understand the reality of these stupid ministers who have become a bunch of fools.

    Reply : 0       1

    senthil Friday, 9 May 2014 07:23

    [quote name="Joliya"]Dhawas thuney joliyata Satthu godak maruta. Mewata waha kiyanney kowdha via DM iPad app[/quote]


    No need to " Waga kiyanna" bcos all are toys

    Reply : 0       0

    samarethunge Friday, 9 May 2014 07:43

    Its an international conspiracy.

    Reply : 0       0

    tomiya Friday, 9 May 2014 08:04

    Politicos kill humans and get away with it, what will they get for killing animals ?

    Reply : 0       1

    Campos Friday, 9 May 2014 09:14

    And what is this about a bill to protect animals, pets in particular? One might say the animals in the zoo are the pets of the nation. And baby elephants being stolen from the wild? There is hypocrisy rampant in this country!

    Reply : 0       0

    KaluSudha Friday, 9 May 2014 09:28

    The comment by Minister Jayaratne Herath, just shows what sort of stupid morons are there in parliment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 0       0

    Upasakaya Friday, 9 May 2014 10:10

    Mema satthunta nivan Sepa lebewa. But those responsible for taking them to this location must be made to pay for this negligence. via DM iPad app

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    Lima Friday, 9 May 2014 10:20

    I HAVE TOLD MANY TIMES , GOVT AND COUNTRY IN WRONG HANDS , GOD HAS APPOINTED BAD RULERS DUE TO OUR MISTAKES , NO CHOICE

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    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 9 May 2014 10:34

    What a stupid minister who has no guts to even answer reasonable queries with regard to subject matters under him. This CHOGM has been just a grand show piece to boost the ego of just one man, with nothing to show for at the end of the day.

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    Bhoja Friday, 9 May 2014 11:39

    Hoo Hooooo BBS action plzzzz

    Reply : 0       0

    Kapil Friday, 9 May 2014 11:57

    When dumb people get stuck in an argument the only matter they can speak about is JVP history. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       0

    Joliya Friday, 9 May 2014 12:02

    Dhawas thuney joliyata Satthu godak maruta. Mewata waha kiyanney kowdha via DM iPad app

    Reply : 0       0

    Lankan Friday, 9 May 2014 13:46

    Wasnt an animal cruelty law passed

    Reply : 0       0

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