Apr 12, 2017

Killer crocs terrorize Kataragama Devale devotees

Speedy measures will be taken to capture the killer crocodiles that are terrorizing devotees at the Menik Ganga near Kataragama Devale, says wildlife minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera.

During the New Year period last year too, crocodile attacks at this place left three dead and eight others lost their limbs, say wildlife officials.

The situation was brought under control only after wildlife officials captured 12 of the crocodiles.

This year too, around 20 big-made crocodiles have come to frequent the area.

Wildlife officials said an operation to capture these crocodiles would begin today (12).