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Two of the suspects arrested by the police in connection with the killing of an eagle in an inhumane manner were ordered to be remanded till March 24 by the Galle Additional Magistrate Kesara Samaradiwakara today.

Habaraduwa Police arrested the suspects aged 40 at Kaduruduwa in Galle on Wednesday night under the Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance, police said.

Initial investigations have revealed that the incident had occurred close to the Pabagala Bridge in the Habaraduwa police area.

A photograph of some men attempting to kill an eagle in an inhumane manner after peeling off its skin and cutting off its legs went viral on social media and news websites recently.

Wild life protection organizations charged that the suspects in the picture were engaged in this inhumane act as a hobby.

They said the eagle could be a sea eagle which was an endangered and protected species and could not be killed or sold.

Earlier, the Wild Life Department had also requested IGP N.K. Illangakoon to immediately arrest the suspects involved in the cruel killing of an eagle in Galle.

Police suspect that four more suspects involved in the incident may have fled the area and the Habaraduwa police had deployed a team to arrest them.(DS)

  Comments - 28

  • hira Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:17 PM

    skin them alive to learn for themselves

    hira Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:19 PM

    me they should stoned to death

    Yehiya Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:24 PM

    Very shame. Maximum punishment need to civilize.

    BV Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:59 PM


    Concern Citizen Thursday, 10 March 2016 02:00 PM

    lets start with Willpattu Butchers as well

    Proemtheous Thursday, 10 March 2016 03:14 PM

    Can you begin imagine the savagery unleashed on captured LTTER cardres?

    Wele Suda Thursday, 10 March 2016 03:41 PM

    Please do not take them across the bridge looking for the these two deserve a little bit more..

    Ananda Thursday, 10 March 2016 04:14 PM

    Forget the freaking LTTE cadres. All they inflicted was misery. Think of the innocent humans who did not want trouble and this poor bird right now.

    srinadarajah Monday, 14 March 2016 02:58 PM

    the respect for the bird is not given to human also the government should know that they should punish the culprits also the same way . good for the goose is good for the gander !!!

    das Sunday, 13 March 2016 10:03 PM

    What the hell are you babbling about?

    gayan Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:08 PM

    Over 11000 POWs were released even without ttial. How many soldiars captured by LTTE were alive after the war?

    Top Cat Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:54 AM

    This is great news. They should be remanded and funded to hurt their pockets. I also see a lot of dogs being intreated in the area I live. To whom can i complain?

    Lankan Pride Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:54 AM

    barbarians!!!!! Skin them like they skinned the eagle!!!Mother earth must be feeling ashamed that such lunatics are walking on her!!!

    ponil Friday, 11 March 2016 01:56 AM

    Good now over to willpattu. Gangster!

    Kaluwa Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:57 AM

    Good Move. This should be a lesson to anyone thinking of harming innocent animals.Everything That can breathe is precious...

    No Politics Friday, 11 March 2016 02:39 AM

    Dont mix the politics.That is human human conflict. even livestock killed in inhuman way. death should be a painless to anyone.

    chitra Friday, 11 March 2016 03:42 AM

    LTTE cadres were savages what did this eagle do to deserve this treatment?

    Sad Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:16 AM

    Skin their hands as a punishment.

    Usher Friday, 11 March 2016 04:28 AM

    What a joke ! 100,000 innocent civilians including children and woman were brutally murdered and raped justice for them , no arrest made so far . For a bird capital punishment ....welcome to the banana republic of Srilanka ...Miracle of Asia

    das Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:34 AM

    Excellent!! Skin them alive!!

    kaboos Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:34 AM

    do not grant bail until case is over

    Erandi Friday, 11 March 2016 05:22 AM

    These people are sick people . Enjoy hurting the eagle !!!! They are very dangerous !!!!!

    Henry Friday, 11 March 2016 05:35 AM

    Like slitting the throats of innocent farmers kids?

    Saman Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:54 AM

    And cut their legs off!

    Sharon Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:59 AM

    Well done Police. Go and search for their "hidden weapons".

    Priya Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:59 AM

    They deserve to be punished severely as a deterrent to all others like themselves. in a Bhuddist country this unthinkable. via DM iOS App

    Lankan Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:00 PM

    I wish we had the Saudi Arabian jurisdiction in this case. want them dead. via DM iOS App

    WPS WEERAWARDANA Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:00 PM


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