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Nine people who plead guilty of inflicting injuries on a hawk and killing it were fined Rs.50,000 each by the Galle Additional Magistrate Kesara Samaradivakara today.

The accused, Kaluwahandi Sisira, Pettaduragae Chaminda Kumara, Nalaka Weerasinghe, B.A. Kapila Prabhath, V.G. Ruwan Kumara, Sampath Weerasinghe, G.K. Udaya Ravindu, Jayalath Pathirage Suresh and G.K. Dimuthu Prasanna killed a hawk after pulling off its feathers.

The Police arrested the first and second accused and the others surrendered to court. They were charged under the Fauna and Flora Ordinance.

Sergeant Karunadasa of the Habaraduwa Police made submissions for the state. (D.G. Sugathapala and Sumathipala Diayagahage)


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  • po.nil Tuesday, 12 April 2016 05:00 AM

    Should give them the same treatment taste their own medicine.

    Santhosh Tuesday, 12 April 2016 07:02 AM

    Punish only for killing late because I don't get the point of many organizations/animal welfares that are fighting for protecting certain animals and birds while people horribly killing and eating thousands of cow,goat,chicken,pig,deer,camels....etc ?? but all have life

    Rio Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:18 AM

    Oh nice...finally the government made money out of the murderers. All nine guys should have got a jail term

    DillonDP Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:22 AM

    By the way this fine goes to the courts or to some animal welfare society that fought for this crime?????

    DillonDP Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:24 AM

    Santhosh these are endangered species not the chicken pig and cow... we need the meat for our survival, and growth,,, no wonder since you dont eat so ur brain is still at primitive stages....

    ANTO Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:26 AM

    ACTUALLY WE MUST TRAIN OUR PEOPLE TO EAT VENOMOUS SNAKES, LIKE CHINESE.

    Thanos Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:00 AM

    Its not about compassion. These people killed an rare, endangered, protected species by law. Last time I checked, cow,goat,chicken,pig are not protected by law.

    sacre blieu Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:16 AM

    An indication of the ever increasing dangerous trends that are now in visible in every day life, There are many who have become vicious in order to continue with their illicit lives , where now the curt back in excess spending by the government means less pilfering opportunities available to them.

    mnsmart Tuesday, 12 April 2016 01:08 PM

    Offenders should publish their crime in FB. so police will take action

    gamaati Wednesday, 13 April 2016 02:19 PM

    they can be nicknamed as "Rajaliya' in their village.

    mori Wednesday, 13 April 2016 06:54 PM

    only fine.?no jail terms for this cruel act..?

    Dayawathie Thursday, 14 April 2016 03:28 PM

    Mori. Fine is ok because it is revenue for the state. By sending them to jail, the state has to spend money to look after them


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