No caged animals at Dehiwela Zoo from next March
The caging of animals at the Dehiwela Zoo will be abolished by March next year while arrangements will be made to provide proper care to the animals, Wildlife and Sustainable Development Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said.
He also said the Dehiwela Zoo will be open until 9.30 p.m. where the zoo will be promoted as a night park.
Perera said Rs. 200,000 will be provided to families of persons who died in elephant attacks adding that Rs. 75,000 will be provided to those who sustained injuries due to elephant attacks.
“People living in areas vulnerable to elephant attacks will be given equipment and technology to protect themselves. The government will bear the expenses,” he said.
Perera said the proposed budget for 2017 has allocated Rs. 3,500 million for development projects undertaken by the Wildlife and Sustainable Development Ministry.
(Source: Daily News – By SAJNI DE SILVA / Pix by Daily Mirror)
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Nice to see a majority Buddhist country catch up with the rest of the civilization!
….but the illegal caging of Tamils in several prisons will continue ……
As Indra says, it is indeed a majority Buddhist country.
This is a news regarding the Animals and the wild life. F*****g idiots who with the extremism, every matters puts into there angle. If the So above mentioned race origins out of the animal’s race, the above comment surely complies……