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Wildlife rangers arrested a Chinese at Mirijjawila in Hambantota for allegedly possessing a tortoise and a pangolin yesterday, the Wildlife Department said.

The man had allegedly intended to cook the captured animals in his Mirijjawila restaurant that supplies food to Chinese employees who work in the Hambantota Port.  

According to the Department, the suspect had also been arrested two months ago for possessing crocodile, tortoise and pangolin meat and fined Rs.320,000.    

After the suspect was produced in the Hambantota Magistrates Court, he had been fined Rs.300,000 for the yesterday’s offence.  

Wildlife guards H.B. Chandrananda, L.T. Dhammika, S. Siriwardhena and Civil Defence officer S. Sampath conducted the raid under the supervision of the wildlife range officer Ajith Gunathunga. (Sanath Desmond and Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • GC Tuesday, 28 May 2013 03:48 AM

    Sri Lanka lovers take care!

    Hong Kong John Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:02 AM

    The Chinese have a saying: We will eat anything that moves with its back to the sun.

    wiren peiris Tuesday, 28 May 2013 06:51 AM

    Cat lovers too beware!

    Rajitha Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:03 AM

    Our wild life will be wiped out. Someone who came from China told me how in China you dont see even a bird flying because everything is consumed. I hope Sri Lanka wont face the same now. Our unique thing that made us outstading is ppresevation of wild life and living side by side. I heard many animals are now killed in that area and sold to these foreginers. What a tradgedy. Hope Ministry of Defnce intervenes at the highst level. Only he can do somthing proper in this country. I am serious as we must act now. .

    renu Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:12 AM

    These chinese who are virtually convicts who are brought for labour will eat even shi...., no wonder they are ruining our funa after extracting our money through loans for uinwanted projects . They are not only economic hitmen but are unters of our wild life. Kele Minister take note

    Abr Tuesday, 28 May 2013 04:16 AM

    This is petty robbery compared to what the ministers are robbing.

    jayawickrama Wednesday, 29 May 2013 02:06 AM

    well done Wildlife Department, keep up the good work .

    Chewing Gum Tuesday, 28 May 2013 02:09 AM

    Dogs lovers, take care.

    VoiceofLanka Tuesday, 28 May 2013 05:05 AM

    After 2 attempts so far. Invalidate the restaurant license. Otherwise he will keep coming back - waste of effort and time.

    zara Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:00 AM

    API "podu samawa "demu. via DM Android App

    zara Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:00 AM

    I think nw Hambanthota area controlling by Chinese. via DM Android App

    Don Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Jail term, life time ban, and deportation for any foreigner who do not respect the laws of the host country.

    Powerless Tuesday, 28 May 2013 03:30 AM

    These fines are peanuts to the Chinese. They will repeat these activities and we cannot do much for obvious reason.


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