Sinharaja jumbos to be confined to 36 hectares in Kalawana area

By Ranil Dharmasena

The Cabinet has taken a decision to acquire 36 hectares in Kalawana to create a centre to retain the last two surviving elephants in the Sinharaja rainforest.

The objective behind the move was to protect the two elephants from impending danger of being killed and ensure the safety of those living around the forest reserve and their properties, sources said.

The land was to be acquired from the Dolekanda Grama Sevaka Division in Parugala area.

Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka submitted the Cabinet paper.

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