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176 turtles, 4 whales and 20 dolphins died up to July 7: Minister

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It was revealed in Parliament that 176 turtles, four whales and 20 dolphins have died and washed ashore up to July 7 as a result of the X-Press Pearl tragedy. 

Ports and Shipping Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena told Parliament that the Government Analyst and Veterinary Research Institute are conducting investigations to ascertain the cause of the deaths.

He said this in response to a question raised by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa about the number of turtles,whales and dolphins killed due to the impact of the fire-gutted vessel.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • kumar punchi Saturday, 10 July 2021 08:52 AM

    good news not politicians

    Lumbini Saturday, 10 July 2021 10:21 AM

    With compensations, can we bring these creatures back to life?

    Ànura Jayantha Saturday, 10 July 2021 12:41 PM

    So you still hold on to the ministerial portfolio instead of getting to the truth as to who is responsible and an action plan for minimising impact from such dreadful events...

    Rohitha Saturday, 10 July 2021 06:10 PM

    When did the tragedy occur, investigation will go on indefinitely like in the April tragedy in 2019 !

    Jagath Rohana Sunday, 11 July 2021 06:32 PM

    Does Gonhewa have another explanation now ?


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