Minister refuses to accept Wildlife Dept. DG’s resignation letter | Daily News

Minister refuses to accept Wildlife Dept. DG’s resignation letter

Wildlife Department Director General Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya yesterday handed in his letter of resignation to Sustainable Developmnent and Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, who has refused to accept his resignation.

Following Dr. Pilapitiya handing over his resignation letter,members of the Wildlife Department trade unions staged a protest demanding Minister Perera not to accept his letter. The minister had said he will discuss with Dr.Pilapitiya the issues that had prompted his resignation. .

Dr. Pilapiya is said to have announced his resignation recently if he had to release some elephants which have been held in the custody of his department.


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