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Animal Rights

Sri Lanka needs stray dog solution before animal rights law: Min

Before we bring in any law to prevent harming animals we have to find a solution to 6.2mn strays

March 7, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka sees more than one elephant killed daily in 2023 - data

The island nation has been using its tuskers to attract more foreign visitors to boost nature tourism

July 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Agri minister frowns at groups stopping "monkey business" with China

Sri Lanka was to export 100,000 monkey to China to reduce heavy crop damage by them

July 17, 2023 2 min read

China says unaware of Sri Lanka's monkey business claim 

Sri Lankan officials have said they are preparing to export 100,000 toque macaque monkeys to China

April 19, 2023 2 min read
Lanka’s cultural sperm whale

Social Learning and Cooperation Go Deep

Money shortages may force Sri Lanka zoos to consider selling or releasing animals

Sri Lanka has around 5,000 animals in all zoological gardens

Bear Necessities

Lanka’s Deadliest Mammal: No Apex Predator but misbranded for sloth.

Mark Hager
March 24, 2022 9 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet nod for long-awaited animal welfare bill

Sri Lankan animal welfar activists have been pushing for the bill to be passed as soon as possible.

Mahadiya Hamza
January 11, 2022 2 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

Mark Hager
December 24, 2021 7 min read

Animal shelter overwhelmed by dumped puppies and kittens

Puppies and newborn kittens are sick and dying in an animal shelter run by the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha which has bec...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 30, 2021 6 min read

Spot Spotting: Taking the lead on Sri Lankan leopard learning

Early morning, late September, dense high-tree jungle, Willpattu National Park. We’re here in search of the Sri Lan...

Mark Hager
February 13, 2021 9 min read

Karu calls for action on rapidly escalating human-elephant conflict

The National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) is calling on the government to immediately act on mitigating the human-...

January 22, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s blue whale is a superb athlete. Is she also a scholar?

Considerations on cetacean brainpower

Mark Hager
January 9, 2021 9 min read

Strike Zone: Sri Lanka is a leading place for whales getting hit by ships

Why do whales get hit by ships? Why does ship strike happen?

Mark Hager
December 27, 2020 6 min read

Elephant killings in Sri Lanka anger pop star and animal rights activist Cher

Famed American pop singer Cher took to Twitter over the weekend to react to last week’s report that Sri Lanka was lead...

December 14, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka ranks as the country which killed the largest number of Elephants in the world - COPA

Sri Lanka has earned the dubious ranking as the country where the largest number of Elephants are killed because of the ...

December 10, 2020 2 min read
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Beached whales in Panadura “may be seriously injured” - MEPA

The several dozen large marine mammals who have been beached off Panadura today are short-finned Pilot Whales and may be...

November 2, 2020 1 min read

Government Parliamentarians give nod to ban on cattle slaughter

Sri Lanka’s governing party Members of Parliament agreed today to bring about a ban on cattle slaughter in the country...

September 8, 2020 2 min read

Animal Welfare Organisations taking over government’s role in dealing with stray dogs

Sri Lanka’s street dog population keeps sky-rocketing as authorities fail to set clear policies and create systems for...

Tania Madies
August 27, 2020 5 min read

Selling of animal parts on Facebook; two arrested in Seeduwa

Two men who had tried to sell Leopard teeth, nails, skin, oil and ivory products on Facebook were arrested in Seeduwa by...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

Activists oppose firearms distribution to combat wild elephant threat.

Environmental Activist Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero says it is a ridiculous decision taken by the Cabinet of Minister...

January 14, 2020 2 min read

Leopard shot and killed near Udawalawe National Park

A full-grown male leopard was shot and killed near the Udawalawe National park last Tuesday (31).

Nisali De Silva
January 3, 2020 1 min read

Registering tamed elephants: Conservationists cry foul over Cabinet paper

Conservationists and animal rights groups are up in arms over an alleged Cabinet proposal to release illegally captured ...

Nisali De Silva
October 22, 2019 3 min read

Shambolic mitigation methods worsening Human-Elephant Conflict

Unorganized methods of mitigating the Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC), has resulted in increasing the conflict over the de...

Nisalie de Silva
October 15, 2019 3 min read

Seven elephants died of poisoning - Minister

Officials agree that the elephants were poisoned but are yet to discover whether it was a biological or an artificial su...

Nisali de Silva & Yakuta Dawood
October 1, 2019 2 min read