The Sunday Leader

Probe Begins On Six ‘Gifted’ Elephants

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya

The CID has commenced investigations regarding the elephants gifted by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a deed of grant, said the police spokesman, ASP Ruwan Gunasekera.

The Attorney General had informed the magistrate’s court that an investigation should be carried out regarding these gifted elephants, and as a result the investigation was initiated.

The state council stated before the Colombo magistrates court that attention had been focused on six such gifted elephants. He also stated that there were no legal documents for any of the above-mentioned elephants that were gifted by the former president. According to CID sources, the investigations have now commenced. Further the CID stated that according to the investigations, the former president had donated two such elephants to a temple and a high ranking official of the former regime.

When The Sunday Leader contacted the Minister of Wild Life, he said that the courts are handling this matter and his ministry is committed to implement the law irrespective of the status of the offenders.

The minister also stated that if it is found that these charges are false, then the elephants will be handed back to the owners.

 

 

 

1 Comment for “Probe Begins On Six ‘Gifted’ Elephants”

  1. dickie bird

    aRE’NT THERE BETTER THINGS TO PROBE . THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL THIS GOVERNMENT HAS LOST ON PRIORITIES AND AIMLESS./

    NOW THE MASSES ARE GETTING SICK OF THESE PROBES.
    IF THE ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN ILLTREATED, THEN CHARGE THOSE PERSON IN WHOSE CARE THEY WERE.

    OTHERWISE, USE THIS PROBE TIMES TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AND NARCOTIC DEALINGS THAT IS RUINING THE FUTURE GENERATIONS.

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