SF pledges to resolve issues affecting wildlife

10 May 2018 03:51 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said yesterday he would resolve the issues affecting wildlife in the same manner he ended the 30-year-long civil war. He said this while participating at the ceremony in which Wildlife Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma assumed duties.

“The Wildlife Ministry has always had its own, unresolved problems. And following the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the ministry stole the limelight. Nevertheless, I am now vested with the responsibility of resolving burning wildlife issues including the human-elephant conflict. We will immediately look into some of the major concerns like the issues facing national parks including Yala. I will devise an effective mechanism to resolve any human-elephant conflict within 48 hours since it had transpired. Although I have a short spell of one and a half years to achieve all these, I am confident of making it happen,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)



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  Comments - 8

  • sil Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:39 AM

    fonseka's life itself a wildlife

    malij Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:37 AM

    Hope you would succeed in your endeavour.The country is in a desperate need of a unbending, honest, result oriented politician who could show that it could be done and who could deliver the goods. It would be hard as you would be working not with a disciplined army, but with a set of undisciplined, self serving, thieving set of criminal back stabbers.

    ANTON Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:57 AM


    bombastic Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:07 PM

    Yes sir. Go for it. Take charge of the Wildlife Department and show that you are capable of providing results and then people will realise more people like you are needed to take charge. Good luck!

    graham Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:23 PM

    Sir. Thank you for all the talking since 2009. Now its time to walk the Talk. Results will show in six months if the job is done well. Cheers.

    Rufus Norton Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:05 PM

    Although there are portfolios for every blessed thing in this country we don't see any impact of any actions by the ministers holding them on the lives of the people or on this country. Minister Fonseka is a guy that shoots from the hip and I believe he will handle this ministry in a way that will be felt by the people of this country.

    dickie bird Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:00 PM

    stop the talk and walk the walk.he has already put the cart before the horse.he is suffering from an acute verbal diahorrea.

    Rambo Sunday, 13 May 2018 11:55 AM

    Your ACID TEST will be the removal of Illegal houses at Wilpattu - let's see how you fare!

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