The Government would conduct a proper investigation into the incident, where a leopard had been killed by a group of youth in Kilinochchi recently, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.
He told this in response to a question raised by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa as to what action would be taken against the youths who had brutally killed a leopard.
The incident came to light following the video went viral on social media during the last few days.
MP Jayatissa reminded that legal action was taken against a group of youths who killed an eagle, based on some photos posted on Facebook.
Former Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said it was a shameful act committed by the youths adding that it was a disgrace to the humankind.
He said stern action should be taken against the culprits. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
Shantha Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:14
What action? Give them a award like the government going to pay LTTEers who killed both Sinhalese and innocent Tamils?
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vithura Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:20
All brutalities should be investigated, regardless of whether it is humans or animals who are the victims!
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Ash Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:43
They should be punished in a way where they realize the level of crime committed. Make them work at the wild life protection department.
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