Leopard falls into house, rescued after 16 hrs (Video) PIC : Neth News Source : newswire.lk A leopard has accidentally fallen into a house breaking through the roof in the Logi Estate Division in Lindula.  According to the owner of the house, the incident had occurred at around 10.30 last night.  The man said he had heard a loud noise in the kitchen area and had immediately taken his sleeping wife and children out of the house.  He further said while inspecting the cause of the noise, the leopard had attempted to attack him, but he had escaped unhurt. The family had then closed all the windows and doors trapping the animal inside the house.  He had thereafter informed officials from the Wildlife Department who had safely captured the animal and taken it into their custody.  It is assumed the animal may have accidentally fallen into the house while hunting for ...

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Save our Elephants By Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne   Source:Island The killing and dismembering of the tusker in Block 3 of Yala National Park recently brought tears to the eyes of elephant lovers. This poor animal stayed within the boundaries, marked by us to say “you are safe here”, and was still killed with a single shot to the head by inhuman poachers operating within the National Park. Further his small tusks were removed using a chainsaw. The tail was also removed because its hair is in high demand. Why is this happening? Why can we not catch these culprits? We should do our best to stop these inhuman activities. Sri Lanka Army’s elite units can help the Wildlife Department in this effort. As a local saying goes, you never get fed with watching ‘Bali and Ali’. ‘Bali’ is a traditional dance form and ‘Ali’ are elephants. An elephant herd ...

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Over 200 acres of forest in Ampara destroyed Radalla and Kumbukkan forest reserves near Pottuvil and Lahugala at high risk-by Prageeth Sampath Karunathilaka Source:Dailymirror After the court order, those who were clearing forests discreetly began to use dozers and engage in large-scale deforestation Evidence points to an officer of the Security and Law Division of the Forest Department being complicit in the destruction of the Radalla forest reserve While the country focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of large-scale deforestation are emerging from Pottuvil in the Ampara district. Deforestation has been continuing in the area since 2000 and the Department of Forest Conservation has been unable to stop it due to interference from politicians and officials. Furthermore, all Governments have turned a blind eye to the issue for political gains. Local residents have continued to clear forests for cultivation and settle on protected lands. The Radalla forest reserve, brought under ...

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    “PARKS & GARDENS” – By Des Kelly There are many, around the World, but to have “YALA” ranked as the sixth best, in the World, is “something else”, again. How proud this little Country of Sri Lanka should be. A tiny little “dot” in the Indian Ocean, and yet, some of the most picturesque, verdant, Parks & Gardens, among other beautiful “scenic wonders” too many to mention.       This is one of the main reasons why tourists, including my own family, wish to go there, on holiday. To go “on safari” at Yala, has always been on their agenda, and who can blame them ?. The park, with it’s natural settings for wild-life that is both abundant and ideal for both the large and small, HAS to be visited in order to make it the perfect holiday.      This, then, is the story of YALA, the ...

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