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* Main opposition to submit a report on the condition of Sri Lanka's national zoo
Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 12:01 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) MP and economist Dr. Harsha de Silva said a report would be submitted on the party's observation mission to the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala.

A group of UNP MPs including Dr. de Silva visited the national zoo today on a fact finding mission to learn about the problems afflicting the public tourist attraction.

Opposition MPs Eran Wickramaratne, Ajith P. Perera, Ajith Mannapperuma, R. Yogarajan and Ruwan Wijewardena also participated in the visit.

The MPs toured the zoo and discussed with the officials and the visitors. The MPs said they were prompted to visit the zoo after several issues of concern in the establishment were brought to their attention.

MP Perera said the condition of the zoo has been deteriorated over the years and the authorities have neglected the maintenance of the facilities and the well-being of the animals leading to the deaths of several animals recently.

MP de Silva said that four veterinary surgeons were withdrawn from the national zoo in one day and a hippopotamus had died on that day. Two days earlier also another hippo had died. A lion had also died in this period, he said.

The MP said the elephant circus which was shown in the zoo for a long time had been suspended. The zoo aquarium remains without any improvement for 40 years.

The MP however said that the observation report would not be compiled to put the officials in trouble. He highlighted that the zoo could not be maintained as a quality service under these conditions

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