Proposal to gazette wild elephant reserve in February
The proposal to gazette a wild elephant reserve will be submitted to the Cabinet in the first week of February, Wildlife Minister C. B. Ratnayake states.
He stated this in response to a 'satyagraha' initiated by seven farmers in the Hambantota area demanding the gazetting of the wild elephant reserve.
The proposal to gazette the Wild Elephant Reserve was discussed at a meeting held on 11 with the participation of Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa. The Minister also said that a permanent solution will be given in the future for the human-elephant conflict.