Vacant Areas Should Be Change To Forested Areas




Human-elephant conflict is continuing still in Sri Lanka,

Rotary club of Battaramulla was able to organize  a seminar

recently with Dr.Devaka Weerakoon on this matter.

Dr. Devaka Weerakoon  stated that more areas should be forested.

Especially in the areas of which the conflict is going on.

Not only in Sri Lanka, 12 Asian countries are facing

the same issue at this moment.

Dr. Weerakoon further said that 4000-5000 elephants

exists in Sri Lanka.

He also said that deaths caused by train accidents

has gone down this year.

For the past year 150 elephants and 65 people 

have died due to the Human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka.