Sri Lanka

Speaker meets Indian pm

A Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. The Speaker and Indian Premier Modi held bilateral discussions for about 45 minutes. The Sri Lankan delegation also included Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Rauff Hakeem, Gayantha Karunathilake, Mano Ganesan, Opposition Leader R.Sambanthan, MPs Douglas Devananda and Vijitha Herath and Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dasanayake.


Visitor explosion - Parks under threat from indisciplined drivers

Would any animals be left in our national parks in the future? The question looms large as national parks are being overcrowded – especially during visitor seasons. Yala, the most popular national park known for leopards as well as elephants, sloth bear and birds had seen overcrowding for years. Now, parks such as Minneriya and Kaudulla are at the receiving end.

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