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Cabinet approves special elephant herd for peraheras

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The Proposal to establish a herd of 35 elephants, which would be cared for by the Zoological Gardens Department for peraheras had been approved by the Cabinet yesterday.

The herd would consist of tusker elephants, and male, and female elephants and would be obtained from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and from the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home.

Minister of Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera presented the proposal to the Cabinet following reports that there was a shortage of elephants for cultural events including the Kandy Esala Perahera. ( Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Dilshan Wednesday, 06 July 2016 01:58 PM

    that's a good move all. few people wanna make money out of captive elephant this can not be approved via DM Android App

    Azam Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:02 PM

    Then rare cows also in the zoos for muslims to . slaughter during hadje festivals via DM Android App

    subas Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:06 PM

    Why torture them for you pleasure and in the name of tradition?

    Upali Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:09 PM

    Huh, those Cabinet-appointed elephants will be very proud of the state recognition. Other unlucky ones will have to continue with hard labour. Whatever it is, let the baby jumbos enjoy their childhood without being dragged out of forests to please the ego of some rich idiots!

    Prem Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:09 PM

    Good decision.

    Sinhaya Wednesday, 06 July 2016 04:32 PM

    Lol. Are you vegetarian?

    kk Wednesday, 06 July 2016 05:01 PM

    control the politician FIRST. via DM Android App

    lansur Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:36 AM

    These archaic, cruel customs should be discarded. Elephants should be left to live their lives among their kind in their own habitat.


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