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* Sri Lanka Minister of Wildlife summoned to court over illegal registration of elephant calves
Tue, Aug 5, 2014, 12:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 04, Colombo: The Appellate Court of Sri Lanka has summoned the Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservation Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa and Wildlife Director General H.D. Rathnayaka to appear before the court on September 25.

The Court of Appeal issued the summons considering two petitions filed by environmental organizations regarding illegal registration of elephant calves.

One case was filed over violating an order of Attanagalle district court pertaining to registration of elephant calves without legal documents and keeping elephant calves illegally.

Another petition filed seeks the retrieval of two baby elephants handed over to the Pannipitiya Dewramvehera and Kurunegala Athkada Viharaya by the Wildlife Conservation Department.

Elephant calves have become an issue in Sri Lanka as unscrupulous persons catch elephant calves from forests and illegally register them to be reared in captivity.

** Related Story :: Around 150 wild baby elephants captured in Sri Lanka within seven years

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