Wildlife Ministry Secretary transferred

Sustainable Development and Wildlife Ministry Secretary, R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla has been transferred to the Special Assignments Ministry.

The Special Assignments Ministry Secretary, D. Nanayakkara has been appointed as the new Sustainable Development and Wildlife Ministry Secretary.Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera confirmed the transfer order stating that it is a normal procedure which takes place in the public sector.

The Wildlife Ministry came under heavy criticism over the murder of the Galgamuwa tusker Dala Poottuwa. The Ministry had also been accused over the release of several species of exotic birds, illegally imported into the country.

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