Sri Lankan farmers protest for Wild Elephant Rights for 100 consecutive days

Sri Lankan farmers protest for Wild Elephant Rights for 100 consecutive days

Sri Lankan farmers protest for Wild Elephant Rights for 100 consecutive days

Written by Zulfick Farzan

26 Apr, 2021 | 1:15 pm

Colombo (News 1st); For 100 days farmers in Walsapugala in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka were engaged in a Satyagraha campaign demanding a proper solution to the human-elephant conflict and a safe habitat for Wild Elephants.

86 agrarian organizations are supporting the satyagraha campaign which was launched on the 18th of January 2021.

The Satyagraha campaign started with the demand for the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota to be included in the government gazette.

Although the Hambantota Wild Elephant Management Reserve was gazetted, the regulations on how to operate in the reserve have not yet been issued.

Farmers continue the Walsapugala Satyagraha demanding the immediate declaration of regulations.

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