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Different strokes for different folks at DWC as squatters refuse to budge

Reporting from Irudeniyaya, Kurunegala
Questions have been raised as to why the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) is following a double standard against the Kahalla- Pallakelle sanctuary encroachers.
Kahalla- Pallakelle was declared as a sanctuary through gazette notification no: 566/ 5 on July 1, 1989 and is 21, 690 hectares in extent spanning through Kurunegala and Anuradhapura […]

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Politicians grabbing wildlife conservation lands in North Central Province

Reporting from  Kalawewa, Anuradhapura
It is not surprising that Sri Lanka’s politicians use government property and state land as if it were their own. Sri Lanka’s ruling family -the Rajapakses have done so for years.
Land rapes
The latest in a series of land rapes by the present regime is at the Kalawewa and Balaluwewa tanks in the […]

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Experts call Elephant survey in Sri Lanka a farce,condemns govt decision to offer elephants to temples

Even though the national elephant survey has ended with much fanfare and some media hype, questions have now been raised as to whether the Wild Life Conservation Department (WLCD) carried out a full and scientific survey on Sri Lanka’s wild elephants with the help of experts or whether it carried out a hurried and haphazard […]

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Sinharaja forest reserve desecrated: Rajapakse family accused of destroying national heritage for personal benefit

 
 
*Illegal road slicing through World Heritage site
*Namal Rajapakse said to be behind project which will destroy virgin rain forest
*Rajapakses’ political bulldozing deals death blow to endemic species of fauna and flora
*Environment Conservation Trust vows to take legal action
*Govt official refutes allegations Rajapakse family involved
*Official threatens this website with legal action if anything written against Rajapakses […]

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nirmala Wimaladasa, ranbanda police restraining prtoesting vliiagers of gurudeniyaya farmers association

Different strokes for different folks at DWC as squatters refuse to budge

Reporting from Irudeniyaya, Kurunegala Police restrain protesters belonging to the Irudeniyaya Farmers Associations. Inset: Wimaladasa (L) and Ranbanda (R). Photo courtesy The Sunday Leader. Photo credit ...

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Former Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayaka

Politicians grabbing wildlife conservation lands in North Central Province

Reporting from  Kalawewa, Anuradhapura It is not surprising that Sri Lanka’s politicians use government property and state land as if it were their own. Sri Lanka’s ...

Environment

Baby elephant at water hole. Photo Dr. Asoka Gogerly-Moragoda

Experts call Elephant survey in Sri Lanka a farce,condemns govt decision to offer elephants to temples

Even though the national elephant survey has ended with much fanfare and some media hype, questions have now been raised as to whether the Wild ...

Environment

ARKive image GES073258 - Whipping frog

Sinharaja forest reserve desecrated: Rajapakse family accused of destroying national heritage for personal benefit

A sketch of the route of the proposed road through the reserve     *Illegal road slicing through World Heritage site *Namal Rajapakse said to be behind project which ...