A troupe of 48 monkeys was found suspiciously dead in Kaltota, Balangoda today.
The monkeys are suspected to have been poisoned by some enraged villagers as these monkeys have been a menace to their cultivations.
The dead monkeys were buried by the villagers later.
Environmentalists said although the monkeys were not protected under the Fauna and Flora Act, no animal could be poisoned to death. (Wasantha Niroshan)
Comments - 16
Girigoris Thursday, 17 October 2013 06:46 AM
Animals are a creature as like human but human gets 6 sense, in this era we are living with people those who have 5 sense.
Jinadasa,J Wednesday, 16 October 2013 02:16 PM
Monkeys are a nuisance country wide, the wildlife dept is sleeping on the issue,pity. jinadasa
ANTON Wednesday, 16 October 2013 01:48 AM
JEEZ, VERY VERY SAD NEWS,I LOVE THOSE POOR, INNOCENT CREATURES SO MUCH. PEOPLE WHO DID THIS WILL HAVE TO SUFFER, BALANGODA, GO TO HELL.
ANTON Wednesday, 16 October 2013 01:53 AM
THIS IS A COUNTRY WHERE LIVE BANA IS PREACHED WHOLE DAY ON ALL THE EIGHT TV CHANNELS EVERY POYA DAY. SAAAADU SAAAADU
Suresh Wednesday, 16 October 2013 06:24 AM
Agree with you totally, but i doubt our wild life department will act quickly on such matters. Sadly no one responsible to listen to the peoples needs.
Mason Wednesday, 16 October 2013 06:34 AM
Poor Monkeys. There are bigger Ms which are more of a menace to be speedily caged or removed for the betterment of the country
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 16 October 2013 02:18 AM
Monkeys too destroy the products which the human being toil hard and produce with their sweat. What is the remedy for that? Human being is very much precious than Monkeys don't you.
dr ceylon Wednesday, 16 October 2013 06:55 AM
do not kill our greatest grand parents.
Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:11 AM
Kill the step up homo sapiens?
Suq Madique Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:09 PM
Killing of anything for the sake of killing is wron
Raymond Punchisingho Friday, 18 October 2013 08:13 AM
Well said mate! It is all a matter of overbreeding. Is it the humans or monkeys who overbreed is the next question.
It is all a question of limited resources and sharing. But more importantly controlling our own desires and selfishness. This is the primary logic of Buddhism. Not the parochial necessity to invent, procreate and foster a religious and national identity. Unfortunately the very invention of religion (superstition) has selfish motives. BBS take note.
Athula Abeyratne Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:00 AM
why is this not being dealt by the world wildlife fund and also the un. this is purely due to lack of education amongst the sri lankan public relating to basic. ecological needs. via DM Android App
LankaninOZ Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:00 AM
We are still a Buddhist country - yeah ?
zeena Thursday, 17 October 2013 06:26 AM
oo''pszz ,,,so sad.
Gamarala Wednesday, 16 October 2013 05:00 AM
The villages could have contacted the wild life department to tranquilize these monkeys and then taken to a forest reserve and released. A postmortem on the body of a monkey should be conducted to find out what poison was used and the culprit or culprits should be charged under the flora and fauna act for wanton killing of wild animals. We are a buddhist country, accordingly these may be our ancestors.
kumaraya Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:23 AM
Better to starve than kill animals.
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