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Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 18:48
Protest against minister of wild life in Pinnawela
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Area residents of Pinnawala protested against the minister of sustainable development and Wild life conservation, Gamini Jayawickrama today, against the relocation of elephants currently at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage.

This was following an elephant taming programme for the perehera.

A taming programme to address the shortage in elephants for the perahera commenced today at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage.

Accordingly, the taming programme commenced with 5 elephants under the patronage of minister Gamini Jayawickrama today.

Ministers Kabeer Hashim and Champikaa Premadasa were present during the programme.

However the UNP Rambukkana electoral organizer MP Sandeep Samarasinghe was not invited for the event.

Nevertheless, with the arrival of the MP at the event, a tense situation erupted as a result.

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