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::

* Wildlife Incident Support Team deployed to fight incidents of poaching in Sri Lanka
Thu, Aug 8, 2013, 06:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 08, Colombo: A Wildlife Incident Support Team (WIST) has been deployed to Sri Lanka by the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) to help the country combat the rising incidents of poaching in the country.

Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), John E. Scanlon has been quoted in the media as saying that the deployment in Sri Lanka by Interpol demonstrates the hands-on support that is now being offered through ICCWC.

"Large illegal shipments of ivory, such as the one seized in Sri Lanka, are often an indicator suggesting that organized crime groups are involved. It is imperative that follow-up investigations and prosecutions, especially targeted at the 'king pins' behind organized criminal syndicates, are conducted. The effective use of all available resources in the investigation of transnational organized wildlife crime, including through the use of wildlife forensics, is crucial," he has said.

The WIST is to assemble and provide the world's best resources to the country that faces a growing tide of wildlife related crimes and will provide forensic support to Sri Lankan authorities who recently intercepted a cargo of 359 elephant tusks near Colombo.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka Customs seizes transshipped consignment of African ivory

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Government to place public funds under direct supervision of the Treasury
-- [58 minutes ago]
RE/MAX enters Sri Lanka's booming Eastern Coast property market
-- [2 hours ago]
Southern Expressway extension from Matara to Hambanthota to open for public in August
Chairman of Sanasa Bank at Wigoda, Gampaha arrested for misappropriating over Rs. 750 million of funds
Foundation laid for 2,126th model village named after cricket legend Kumara Sangakkara
Sports Minister clarifies that he has no involvement in team selections
Area for leopard sightseeing at Kumana National Park closed off for tourists after worker killed
Comprehensive probe into giving wrong bodies to families at Kalutara Hospital
PNB recovers over 3 kg of heroin in a garage near Southern expressway entrance
Solar Industries Association seeks immediate approval for small solar power projects to end power crisis

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.