Massive ganja plantation inside Yala National Park | Daily News

Massive ganja plantation inside Yala National Park

The Wildlife Conservation Department's Flying Squad raided a large scale Cannabis (Ganja) plantation within the Yala National Park.

The Ganga was grown using modern technology. According to Wildlife Department sources, the Ganja plantation was discovered inside Zone 1 of the Yala National Park.

"This is the first time that a ganja plantation of such a large extent was discovered where the latest technology, including solar - cells were used to cultivate the weed," they added.

Two suspects, two solar-cells (height over five feet), two high power water motors (Solar power), three high power water motors (Fuel), 550 meters of plastic pipes, Cannabis plants, a bag of Cannabis seeds, one gun, petromax lamps,

50 kg fertilizer bags and a large stock of fuel were also seized by the Flying Squad of the Wildlife Conservation Department.

Around 20 persons had engaged in daily duties in the Cannabis plantation. The Wildlife Conservation Department is conducting further investigations.

The raid was conducted by Wildlife Conservation Department Assistant Director (Flying Squad) W.A.A.D.U. Indrajith, Site Assistant Kelum Priyantha, Wild Animals Guards Priyantha Edirisinghe, Attanayake, H. Wasantha, Wasantha Jayawardena, Nalaka Weeratunga and driver S.K. Sooriyarachchi. 


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