6150 hectares allocated for elephant reserve

6150 hectares allocated for elephant reserve

6150 hectares allocated for elephant reserve

Written by Staff Writer

11 Mar, 2021 | 9:20 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The Mahaweli Authority has said that 6150 hectares of land were given to the proposed Hambantota Wild Elephant Management Reserve.

The Authority stated that 2250 hectares have been set aside for further development in the proposed reserve.

“This land is extremely suitable for development,” Osmond De Silva, the Resident Project Manager of the Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority said.

Meanwhile, the Sathyagraha initiated by the Walawa Left Bank United Farmers’ Organization is continuing.

The hunger strike held at the site yesterday ended with a written promise given by the Wildlife Department through the District Secretary.

It states that the relevant wild elephant management zone will be gazetted under the Wildlife Ordinance.

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