Affects Of Genetic Research Facilities In Forested Areas


A press conference was held on 29th of July by the Young Zoologists Association of  

Sri Lanka against the construction of Genetic research center near the Sinharaja  tropical Rain forest in Sri Lanka.

Speaking at the conference Mr. Piyal Parakrama  stated that this research center will smuggle the most of the endemic species inside the rain forest.  He further accused a leading biologists of Sri Lanka for supporting the project. The proposed site of the research center is located in the southern province of Sri Lanka and near to the Sinharaja Tropical Rain forest. This project was carried out by several leading tourism co-operations in Sri Lanka. Mean while the stake holders of this project stated that this research facility has nothing to do with genetic smuggling and the purpose of this center was to provide research facilities for environmentalists and zoologists  in the country. They also confirmed that the hotel is built on a private land residing 2 Km away from Sri Lanka.  

 During the press conference they also discussed the issue on tusk baby elephants  raised  recently in Sri Lanka. The baby tusk elephants was taken away forcibly by their mothers for a traditional ceremony in Sri Lanka. These two baby elephants was taken way from the pinnawala orphanage recently.