Sinhale Api inspects unauthorized cattle sheds at national park (video)
Posted on November 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

Activists of Sinhale Api today (28) inspected unauthorized cattle sheds at flood plains national park in Polonnaruwa that have been in the spotlight for several days now.

The team was led by its president Ven. Jamburewela Chandarathana Thera.

They found that court orders to remove these cattle sheds were not being implemented due to political influence.

On 25 November, tempers flared over this issue between state minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake and wildlife officers during an inspection tour of the wildlife park.

Wildlife officers disagreed with calls to the state minister from farmers to allow them cultivate in parts of the national park, allow their cattle to graze there and to reopen a closed road across the national park.

To protest the state minister, wildlife officers across the island staged a token strike yesterday.

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