Proposal to gazette wild elephant reserve in February

AN | Published: 12:40 PM Jan 21 2021
Local 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.

AN | Published: 12:40 PM Jan 21 2021

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