National Parks under Wildlife Dept purview says President
Everything in National Parks should come under the purview of the
Wildlife Department. Officials of the Department committed an offence by
allowing the private sector to set up camp sites at the Yala National
Park, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Addressing the special
Hambantota District Development Committee meeting at the administration
complex at Siribopura, Hambantota yesterday, President Rajapaksa said
these camp sites have now become permanent camp sites and the
environment of the National Park has been polluted in alarming
proportions according to information he gathered.
The President said the administration complex at Siribopura,
Hambantota provides all services to the public under one roof.
He said a large number of state and semi - state sector institutions
scattered all over Hambantota have been relocated at the new
administration complex. President Rajapaksa said according to
information he received, only 50 percent of the administration complex
The President ordered the authorities to relocate the other
institutions in the administration complex by January 2013.
MP Namal Rajapaksa in his welcome speech said Hambantota district is
undergoing a period of transition due to the mammoth development
activities launched on the Presidentís initiative.
He hailed the steps taken by the President to bring to the political
arena young people in the district to enable them to participate in the