Diyawanna Oya at risk due to the red eared slider

Diyawanna Oya at risk due to the red eared slider

Diyawanna Oya at risk due to the red eared slider

Written by Staff Writer

25 Aug, 2018 | 6:22 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Environmentalists have warned that the marine life in the Diyawannawa Oya and other wetlands are at risk due to the increase in the number of Red-eared sliders or red-eared terrapin, a semiaquatic turtle.

This carnivorous species was first introduced to the country in 1990 as ornamental pets.

Environmentalist Attorney at Law Jagath Gunawardena said a large number of Red-eared sliders can be seen in the local aquatic ecosystem.

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