Baby jumbo goes to courts
A jumbo rescued by Wildlife Conservation Department officials while it was being kept at a private land in Nawala without a licence was brought to the Fort Magistrate Court premises where a case against keeping baby elephants without permits was taken up for hearing yesterday.
Pic by Sujatha Jayaratne
Mahinda ditches human rights |
by Dasun Edirisinghe
Minister of Plantation Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday declined to answer questions on the fallout of the UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka, claiming that the human rights issues were now entirely handled by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Minister Samarasinghe asked the media to contact External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris for information about the present situation of the UNHRC investigation.