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* Director General of Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka removed on wild elephant issue
Wed, Jul 27, 2011, 07:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Agrarian Services and Wildlife sources say the Director General of Wildlife Department Dr. Chandrawansa Pathiraja has been removed from the post.

R. M. Ratnayake has been appointed as Acting Director General of Wildlife Department, sources say.

According to reliable sources, the removal of the officer from the post is due to his alleged failure to act properly regarding the wild elephants.

However, Sri Lanka's pro-opposition media reported that the official protested the chasing away of wild elephants from the jungles in the Anuradhapura district to Wilpattu Wildlife Park.

He has also opposed the construction of a road across the world heritage Sinharaja forest, opposition media reported.

Sri Lanka is preparing for its first census of wild elephants next month. The two-day counting of elephants will begin on August 13.



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