Mirissa’s whale-watching boats likely to be taken into custody

Mirissa’s whale-watching boats likely to be taken into custody

By Staff Writer

Feb 16, 2017 | 9:13 am

Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera says that if boats used for whale-watching, continue to pose a threat to blue whales in Mirissa, Matara in the future, they will be taken into custody.

The minister points out that these boats sail right over blue whales, and that a special team of officers will be assigned to observe these happenings.

Minister Jayawickrama further noted that 500 officers will be recruited for this purpose.

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