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Sinharaja elephants to stay

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions not to relocate the two elephants roaming the Sinharaja Forest until a methodical system is prepared.

The President issued instructions to the Environmental Ministry Secretary and Forest Department Director General to let the two elephants be where they are at the moment.

The President also ordered that if the two elephants are to be shifted to another place, it should be done only after a complete scientific study conducted by a team of experts.

The President pointed out the requirement of preserving wild elephants at the same place they stay at the moment.

The President pointed out the importance of preserving the Sinharaja Forest, which is a World Heritage site.


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