Learn to live with wild elephants – Chamal
Minister of Irrigation Chamal Rajapaksa says the public should learn to live with wild elephants.
Speaking during a public gathering in Hambantota, Minister Rajapaksa said elephants have now come to city as their natural habitats have been destroyed.
The Minister noted since a highway was built in the South, animals have been segregated to regions and will remain in the new habitats.
Commenting on recent protests staged by various groups, Minister Rajapaksa said a majority of them are launched by groups with vested interests.
He said one of the protests which was launched recently demanding the erection of fences to protect the people from elephants, was funded by a non-governmental organisation.
The Minister said he is also willing to stage such protests, if he’s been paid to do so.
He said however any decision regarding declaration of conservation of land, fencing and other measure can be taken only after a detailed study.
(Source: News Radio)
- India did more for Sri Lanka than IMF – Jaishankar May 28, 2023
- Sri Lanka to Issue digital birth certificates May 28, 2023
- Nathasha Edirisooriya arrested over remarks on Buddhism May 28, 2023
- Veteran Diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala passes away May 27, 2023
- Sri Lanka President instructs to install high-tech scanners at BIA VIP terminal May 27, 2023
- Sri Lanka to commence Cannabis cultivation project May 26, 2023
- Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen reassigned to Kurunegala Hospital May 26, 2023
Excellent idea from an elder Leader.
We should learn to live with Elephants, both, four legged and two legged varieties.
That will do good.