Discussion to be held with President & PM on unnatural deaths of elephants

Discussion to be held with President & PM on unnatural deaths of elephants

September 30, 2019   10:24 pm

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The Minister of Wildlife will hold a special discussion on the unnatural death of elephants in the Hiriwadunna reserve in Habarana will be held with the President and the Prime Minister.

The meeting will be held at the Presidential Secretariat tomorrow (01) evening, stated the State Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife & Christian Religious Affairs Ranjith Aluvihare.

Further speaking, he made a clarification on a statement he made yesterday (29) that the government will bear the responsibility of the elephants’ deaths.

He stated that his statement meant that the government will bear the responsibility for such incidents taking place as a result of electric fences not functioning properly and the failure to find solutions for the prevailing issues between the wild elephants and human beings.

He added that the opposite political parties are distorting his statement.

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