A team of Indian scientists were studying the stray donkeys in Mannar, Mannar Urban Council (MUC) Asst. Chairman James Jesuthas said today. Donkey sanctuary officials from India paid a visit to Mannar to conduct research on the welfare of the donkeys.
The Mannar region had been noted for its presence of donkeys since former times.
A media briefing was held on Friday, June 7 to explain the nature of the visit of the Indian officials.
The participants were educational co-ordinator and Donkey Sanctuary Society shareholder Iram Parwin, veterinarian and co-ordinator Dr. Ramesh Kumar, veterinarian Sumita, Diaspora Lanka movement co –ordinator Jeremy Liyanage, Diaspora Lanka Movement Liason officer Sinclair Peter, Mannar Urban Council Members Ratnasingam and Kumaresh.
“The donkeys had been around in Mannar for thousands of years, but when the people were displaced due to the war, the close connection between the animals and the people was severed,” Jesuthas said.
“Now, with the people resettling the donkeys have become a problem, as the lifestyle has changed considerably. But outsiders and foreign tourists who come to Mannar are greatly fascinated by the animals.
Comments - 21
H B Pulle Monday, 10 June 2013 02:09 AM
Now they(the Indians) are interfering with our donkeys also.
Ravan power Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:00 AM
really only for it? or r they working for RAW operations? via DM Android App
Nodrog Monday, 10 June 2013 06:23 AM
They can also find a few two-legged ones near the Diyawanne Oya on certain days.
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 10 June 2013 11:21 AM
What an appropriate business for the Indians - to look after their relatives!
zara Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM
dont go mannar. please go Diyawanna palace. there are 225 Donkeys in that palace. via DM Android App
Wahoo Monday, 10 June 2013 06:39 AM
SL was taken for a ride by the indian RAW agency in the early 80's and now yet again ...... when will we ever learn ?
nalaka Monday, 10 June 2013 03:28 AM
they should be in south india looking at Jayalalitha
Ranjith Silva Monday, 10 June 2013 07:04 AM
I smell some thing here. Any one can clear on the RAW out of this Donkey business? Need early warning to avoid any plans for TN Govt..
vini Monday, 10 June 2013 07:39 AM
Are they funded by RAW?
Peace lover Monday, 10 June 2013 12:19 PM
The Indians should have gone to the Sri Lankan Parliament and then to Mannar... Hope you'll understand.
Amila Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:35 AM
these indians are everyywhere....aiyoooooooooooo
aka Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM
they should visit "diyawanna oya palace" instead of "mannar" to study donkeys....!!! the brave voters of banana republic sent the donkeys there......!!!! via DM Android App
Saliya Wickremasuriya Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM
Maybe it's a family reunion, hahaha! via DM Android App
pramod Monday, 10 June 2013 05:33 AM
Why Mannar?? Just go near the Diyawanna lake. There you can see 255 of fat donkeys
AB Monday, 10 June 2013 05:45 AM
Ofcourse, because SL donkeys cannot loofafter or takecare of donkeys, so India has to show some solidarity to donkeys.
Rata Haraka Monday, 10 June 2013 05:46 AM
Why, not enough Donkeys in India?
orange Monday, 10 June 2013 05:45 AM
I think the Indians has to visit all island not only Mannar.
Demma Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM
No comments via DM Android App
Mushi Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM
cant v sell out some of donkeys in the parliament via DM Android App
DAW Monday, 10 June 2013 05:51 AM
is jayalalitha with them. She should have not missed visiting her relatives.
Shashi anushka Monday, 10 June 2013 05:03 PM
@peace lover Super comment..
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