Monkey business ends

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By Prasanna Padmasiri

More than 100 monkeys in Lunugala faced disappointment when their ‘monkey pranks’ came to an end after they were caught by the authorities for stealing food and annoying residents of the area. The monkeys were captured after a special raid was conducted by the wildlife authorities.

The residents of the area who were facing hardship due to the monkey menace had complained to the Wildlife Conservation Dept and the Divisional Secretariat that the ‘culprits’ entered their houses and gulped down food and caused extensive damage to the crops in the home gardens. Many children who were bitten by the monkeys obtained treatment at the hospital.

It is for the first time in the country that a programme to capture monkeys has been launched, wildlife authorities said.

The guilty monkeys have been released back into the Maduraoya forest reserve causing an end to their luxury life.

  Comments - 23

  • Friday, 30 April 2010 10:06 AM

    Where will these monkeys be taken to? PARLIAMENT?

    Friday, 30 April 2010 10:20 AM

    Haaaaaa....good one...!!!!

    Friday, 30 April 2010 10:29 AM

    MONKEY TRICKS .

    Friday, 30 April 2010 02:33 AM

    hi hi. ridiculous the way our people connect every story with basil, SF, LTTE, politics etc. OMG, R U guys paid to do these things? or simply fed by parents and jobless?

    at least start working on something productive leaving the politics aside. please. for goodness of the country!

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:45 AM

    this all started with that chimpanzee slapping basil! payback time a la fonseka

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:53 AM

    Is it because of the attack on Basil? Now we have a new enemy the Chimps!

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:09 PM

    basil will get another smack... just wait

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:12 PM

    What the Chimp did at the Zoo . . the others country wide have to face . . . . were they taken in a white van with no number plates ......hahahaha

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:33 PM

    We appreciate the wildlife conservation Dept.officials for their good job.Give your technical support to our police Dept .to catch the real monkyes of our country.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:37 PM

    Is this done by CID

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:43 PM

    So, it's all cos a chimp harassed Basil. The govt. has started the war against monkeys :(

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:51 PM

    There are few monkeys in the parliament too, can this authority get rid of them too!!!!

    Friday, 30 April 2010 05:03 AM

    Revenge for slapping basil at the zoo.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:22 PM

    all monkey business should caught and punish

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:39 PM

    We gave up our efforts to grow any fruits or vegetables in our large compound in Bolgoda because of the monkey mennace. They should all be shot, but no guns are available. We got rid of the LTTE by the gun; do the same for monkeys who cause so much destruction.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:56 PM

    Can this tactic be applied to our parliament as well?

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 02:02 PM

    we should investigate through united nation

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 02:08 PM

    Just because one monkey behaved badly with a Minister, is it reasonable to punish all the monkeys in other areas of the country. This is typical of what happened to Fonseka: all his family members and supporters are being harassed. Real monkey business in this country now.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 06:19 AM

    UN should look in to this matter soon, Crimes against apes by the SL government. Banki Moon should appoint a panel to advice him on this.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:16 PM

    All monkey sympathizers above!

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:54 PM

    What are we going to do the politician's "Monkey Business "?

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 04:41 PM

    Now Sri Lankan monkeys are behaving like our politicians.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 06:15 PM

    Monkey see; Monkey do


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