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* COPA to address the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka again
Fri, Feb 19, 2021, 08:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: The Special Audit Report on the Human-Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka has been called before the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) again on the February 23rd.

The COPA meeting held on the 9 December 2020, disclosed that Sri Lanka has become a country with the highest number of elephant deaths in the world due to the human-elephant conflict. It was also revealed that Sri Lanka has the second highest number of reported human deaths in the world as a result of the ongoing human-elephant conflict.

These facts were presented by Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando, a scholar with many years of research experience regarding the human-elephant conflict.

Although the average number of elephant deaths in Sri Lanka due to the ongoing human-elephant conflict is 272 per year, it was mentioned at the COPA Committee that 407 elephants have died during the past year. It was also pointed out that though the average number of human deaths due to the human-elephant conflict is 85 per year, 122 human lives have been lost in the year 2019.

Accordingly, the recommendations put forward to minimizing the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka will be considered at the COPA Committee.

The COPA will take up the Performance of the Government Schools in which the number of students relatively minimized on February 24th and the performance of the Sri Lanka Department of Customs will be up on the February 25th.

 

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