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Monday, 26 March 2012 - 12:53
Wildlife officials hand over weapons.
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Wildlife officials began handing over their weapons to the wildlife department as part of a trade union action this morning.

Secretary of the wildlife officials “Wana Handa” association S P G Lionel stated that they will continue their trade union action until the wildlife rangers arrested in connection with the shooting of an indigenous youth in Maduru-Oya recently, are released.



We spoke to the “Wana Handa” association secretary S P G Lionel about their trade union action.



We tried to contact Minister of Agrarian Services and Wildlife S M Chandrasena regarding this trade union action but were unable get through to him as he was in a special discussion.

The Health Ministry states that the number of deaths reported due to the hazardous usage of a pesticide named Parakot is on the increase.

Many people are being hospitalized in Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa, Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Vavuniya areas with symptoms of pesticide poisoning.

The Health Ministry states that almost 90% of those admitted to hospitals pass away.

The ministry added that even those who survive end up with serious kidney diseases.

The ministry also said that a program to educate the farming community on the safe usage of this pesticide will be implemented.

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