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* Police introduce 1997 hotline to inform on environmental destruction
Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police has introduced the 1997 hotline to inform on environmental destruction.

The 1997 hotline is already utilized to provide information related to drug trafficking, criminal gangs, criminals or any other crimes threatening national security.

The Police request the general public to come forward and provide information on environmental damage including illegal tree felling, sand mining, deforestation and unauthorized landfills.

Sri Lanka Police assure the investigations on those crimes are led by special teams and the identities of the informants as well as the confidentiality of the information will be secured.

 

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