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* Sri Lanka main opposition legislators to visit the National Zoo today
Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 12:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 19, Colombo: A group of parliamentarians of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) will visit the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala today.

The MPs are planning to ascertain the reasons for the recent frequent deaths of caged animals as the Zoo officials have been blamed for the deaths.

The Zoo administration stand accused of failing to manage the zoo efficiently.

UNP MP Anoma Gamage, a veterinary surgeon by profession, leads the group of UNP MPs that will visit the national zoo today.

A lion and a hippopotamus had died on Thursday (12) and the latter had been ill for a few days and died for want of treatment, zoo sources say. Several rare animals had died similarly in the recent past, according to a report in Daily Mirror.

The employees of the Zoo had said that the Dehiwala Zoo had run short of veterinary surgeons after the transfer of four of them at once to the Peradeniya Animal Product and Health Department.

The MP's visit to the zoo is part of their program to visit all key institutions and projects in the country on fact finding missions.

The opposition legislators earlier visited the Hambantota port, Mattala Airport and Norochcholai Coal Power Plant to inspect the operations of those institutions.

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