Tilak Premakantha appointed Zoo DG

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Director of the Sri Lanka Forestry Institute Tilak Premakantha was appointed as the new Director-General of the National Zoological Gardens.

Minister of Wildlife C.B. Rathnayake said, the appointment was made following the removal of Shermila Rajapaksha, who was assigned to the post in October 2021.

Premakantha will take over as the new Director-General of the Department of National Zoological Gardens, after the Ministry of Wildlife took immediate steps to interdict Shermila Rajapaksha and seal her office, on 24 March.