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President suspends transfer of two elephants in Sinharaja

14 June 2018 05:01 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed officials to suspend the transfer of two rare wild elephants from the Sinharaja Forest Reserve until a proper remedy was found, Presidential Media Unit said today.

The President gave these instructions at a meeting held with the officials of the Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry.

“He had instructed the officials to seek advice of experts if the two animals were to be transferred in future,” the Media Unit said.

  Comments - 4

  • MFSL Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:57 PM

    For once MY3 seems to have done something sane if what is reported is what actually happened. Normally he reverses actions by not looking into all the details just to score brownie points.

    nash Thursday, 14 June 2018 06:15 PM

    A wise decision to keep these rare sub species of asian elephant in their native forest!!!

    asdfg Friday, 15 June 2018 09:58 AM

    Dear DMPlease let everyone know, those two bull elephants rampage in said area due to they don't have female companion during their mating season, so better to introduce few female elephants to the area from pinnawala or udawalawa, then they will live happily without harm to human.

    Gamaya Friday, 15 June 2018 04:26 PM

    It is experts who have decided to relocate the two for their good and the good of the community. Gamarala poking his finger as usual to please some jokers. Why the hell do we have ministries?


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