Environmental activists demand international support to address human-elephant conflict (PHOTOS)
January 22, Colombo (LNW): Sri Lankan environmental activists gathered in front of the United Nations Office in Colombo and staged a protest this (22) afternoon, demanding the international community’s support to address the ongoing human-elephant conflict in the island nation.
The protest, titled “Rakimu Pana Men Hasthi Nija Bima” (Let’s Protect the Elephants’ Motherland as Our Own), demanded solutions to the human-elephant conflict which had failed to meet closure under various regimes throughout the course of time, for three decades.
The protest was organised by a number of environmental organisations and stressed that the government exhibits no genuine interest of solving the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka.
Therefore, the protesters demanded equal protection for the elephant and human populations alike, and the international community’s intervention in this regard.
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