Jumbo killings Armed protection unit to be set up Fines, jail terms to be increased

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By 2017-12-16

By Dhammika Ranaweera

Minister of Wildlife and Sustainable Development Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said, in order to safeguard the country's wildlife in the aftermath of the recent killing spree of elephants, an armed unit with the support of the Special Task Force (STF) will be created shortly.
He said, a paper to this effect will be submitted...... to the Cabinet on 19 December.
The Minister added that new laws will also be brought in shortly to further increase the fines imposed on those found guilty of killing wild animals while further increasing the prison terms for those found guilty in Courts.

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