Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to implement noise regulations in wildlife parks
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 12:09 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Wildlife Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa said a code of ethics will be introduced soon to the safari drivers in the island's wildlife parks.

The Minister said that it has been observed that the safari drivers searching for rare animal sightings communicate among each other via mobile phones and recklessly drive through the park to swiftly reach places where the animals were seen.

The Ministry has already decided to ban the use of mobile phones in the wildlife parks based on requests of the environmentalists.

The Minister further said that the government had regulations regarding the noise emanated by vehicles that enter the wildlife parks. According to the Minister attention is focused on the noise emanating from some Indian jeeps.

Sri Lanka's national parks have become tourist hot spots following the end of war in 2009 but the irresponsible behavior of the visitors have caused problems to animals and the environment.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka considering to ban phones in wildlife parks



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Elections Commissioner tells Private Sector to grant leave for workers to vote
Sri Lanka signs agreement with Google to launch Project Google Loon
President removes five SLFP members who joined the UNF
Civil organizations and trade unions sign MOU with UNF for good governance
Sri Lankan ISIS militant's family has left for Pakistan
Sri Lanka opposition party presents election manifesto to President
Former Sri Lankan rugby player's death was murder, not an accident - CID
Sri Lanka not fully compliant with standards but making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking
Sri Lanka signs an agreement with foreign investors to revive sugar industry
Sri Lanka gets Rs. 53 million Sapphire order at Expo 2015

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.