'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

19 June 2018 04:18 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said today.

He was referring to the attempt made by Minister of Wildlife and Regional Development Sarath Fonseka to relocate the only remaining two wild elephants of Sinharaja Forest elsewhere.

“The two elephants that are used to live in the wet zone are to be sent to the dry zone. Behaviour of elephants in wet zones is different to those in the dry zone. The two elephants, if sent to the dry zone, would get harmed by the other elephants in the dry zone,” the Deputy Minister said. (Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 4

  • SAFEGUARD - get your priorities straight, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:49 PM

    "Wildlife Ministry should safeguard species:" who safeguards humans ?.- one human killed and / or property destroyed - you will be held liable

    De Silva Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:54 PM

    Humans first

    udaya Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:43 PM

    S.F showed that how he incompetent as a minister. I am glad that he didn't get the minister of law and order position. He has only one agenda that is to insult Rajapaksas. He got an expensive car and all perks as a minister. This is how government waste tax payers money.

    Ravi Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:16 AM

    Then he has to clean up the parliament.


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