Apr 13, 2017

STF deployed at Muthurajawela after land grabbing Featured

STF commandos have been deployed since yesterday (12) for the protection of Muthurajawela marsh nature reserve, says the Wildlife Department.

The police deployment comes after a group of around 30 persons entered the nature reserve and grabbed around five acres, clearing it and throwing away the Department notice boards.

A leading businessman, who is behind this, has been arrested and produced before the Wattala magistrate courts, a top official of the Department said.

Wildlife minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera had sought, from the president, the STF protection to the nature reserve.