Hiru TV CIA revelation raises strong objection against Wilpattu Sanctuary deforestation

Saturday, 09 May 2015 - 13:44

The environmentalists have stated that due to the deforestation of Wilpattu sanctuary and the surrounding reserve, 200 wild elephants will lose their habitats.

Environmentalist Pubudu Weeraratne told our news team that due to this reason the elephant – human clashes may aggravate.

Hiru TV CIA continuously revealed the massive destruction caused to Wilpaththu by settling people there.

However, Chief Organizer of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization Dilantha Vithanage stated that Minister Rishard Badiudeen was trying to promote racism to cover up the allegations.

Moreover, Sinhala Ravaya National Organization has handed over a letter to the IGP regarding the destruction caused at the Wilpattu sanctuary.

They have also lodged a complaint at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption regarding the same matter.

Hiru CIA TV program also revealed the attempt on building settlements by deforesting Wilpattu sanctuary forest reserve.

Strong objection was raised against this attempt through social media sites, following the Hiru CIA revelation.

The President also has taken steps regarding the matter following the program.

The President has further instructed the Environment Ministerial Secretary to probe into the matter.

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