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Wildlife dept. can teach parliament workers to handle snakes

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We are prepared to educate parliament workers how best to act in case they come across snakes and other venomous reptiles in the parliament premises, ‎ Department of Wildlife Conservation Director General G.C. Sooriyabandara told Daily Mirror.

He said they would do so if the authorities make a request.

"We have read reports of snakes and venomous reptiles being frequently sighted in the vicinity of Diyawanna Oya and will teach the parliament workers how to act in such circumstances,” Mr. Sooriyabandara said.  (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 24

  • ANTON Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:53 AM

    NIYAMA GAME PATAN GANNE DNUY.......

    ANTON Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:56 AM

    NOT IN CASE THEY COME ACROSS POISONOUS SNAKES......... THEY ARE ALREADY THERE. SO THE TOPIC SHOULD BE CHANGED TO " EDUCATING PARLIAMENT WORKERS TO HANDLE EXISTING SNAKES"

    kola kotiya Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:08 AM

    225 SNAKES IN THE PARLIMENT

    surasena Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:59 PM

    And many of them are "Depath Nai"

    ravin Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:45 PM

    To All members of the parliament staff, Dear Friends, get hold of all 225 and never ever let them go out beyond the complex boundaries. Best service you can do to your mother land and rest of the world.

    AZ Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:47 PM

    there are many snakes under the grass in

    malij Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:51 PM

    Unfortunately most of the elected members in our parliament fall in to that category. Mostly venomous, stealthy vipers, also less dangerous snakes like pythons and non venomous snakes like "Garandiya's". Nevertheless, snakes. But all have one thing in common. Slippery.

    Ranil Thursday, 21 September 2017 01:09 PM

    Sorry. Wild life department.you cant.The snakes in our Parliament cannot be handled. Not possible. Don't even try doing that. A waste of time.Better idea would be to get all the snakes inside and once they are in all inside, please lock the doors, not allowing them to come out.so the training should be on 'how to lock the doors and not allow snakes to come out"

    Nai Patta Thursday, 21 September 2017 01:26 PM

    Ammatasiri Naya kiuwalu!

    gamaya Thursday, 21 September 2017 01:48 PM

    What about eels via DM Android App

    Vt Thursday, 21 September 2017 02:06 PM

    Time for a new movie sequel to "Snakes in the plane" now "Snakes in the Parliament "

    Sharon Thursday, 21 September 2017 03:41 PM

    Sorry. Wildlife workers does't know how to catch the snakes (nai) sent by our politicians...

    Trehan Munasinghe Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:40 PM

    Ha ha ha ha .... Are they referring to the snakes/ venomous reptiles inside or outside the Parliament ?

    Saman Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:55 PM

    Ha ha .. lol .. every kind of animals inside that particular area. I am suggesting it to open at night like the Dehiwala zoo for children to see.

    Dhammika Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13 PM

    Wildlife its a mistake ! . Dont catch these parliment snakes because when you catch them they will get admitted in the prison hospital wasting poor tax payers hard earned money.

    Pramod Fernando Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:24 PM

    We know how to handle snakes in the parliament at the next election.

    Neville Gunassekera Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:18 PM

    Dear DG/Wild Life, Do you have a system to handle donkeys pl ?

    IVJ Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:28 PM

    Neville, I get your point but it is an insult to the donkeys or for that matter any animals to compare them those 225 morons occupying the parliament building!

    Kadiya Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:08 PM

    Parliament workers have been handling two legged creepy crawlies for years,there's nothing more to teach them but maybe they could learn a lot from them!!!

    Nana Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:21 PM

    They may be referring to 225 inside..

    Palayan Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:26 PM

    Snakes are inside the parliament, not outside.

    surasena Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:58 PM

    Teach them the handle "Depath Nai"

    ceylon Friday, 22 September 2017 10:12 AM

    a lot of snakes in parliment.no one catch tet.teach them properly. via DM Android App

    Himaj Jayasinghe Friday, 22 September 2017 01:03 PM

    It would be a blessing for the snakes and venomous reptiles if they actually target and attack useless ministers we have in the cabinet


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