National Action Plan for the Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict in SRI LANKA -December 2020
August 26, 2023
Human-elephant conflict is very widespread in Sri Lanka. It is currently reported from over half the country and almost the entire dry zone. On the direction of His Excellency the President, the Presidential Committee to Prepare a National Action Plan for Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation was appointed by the Secretary to the President on the 22nd of July 2020. This Action Plan proposes activities providing results in the short, medium and long term.
Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando, Chairman, Centre for Conservation and Research Secretary Mr. Vernon Perera, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Wildlife Members Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya, Former Director General, Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Dr. U. K. G. K. Padmalal, Senior Lecturer, Open University of Sri Lanka Dr. S. Wijeyamohan, Senior Lecturer, Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna Mr. Chandana Sooriyabandara, Director General, Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Mr. W. A. C. Weragoda, Conservator General of Forests Mr. Madduma B. Weerasekera, Commissioner General of Agrarian Development Eng. K. D. N. Siriwardana, Director General of Irrigation Mr. L. M. G. C. Bandara, District Secretary, Puttlam Mr. R. M. Wanninayake, District Secretary, Anuradhapura Mr. W. A. Dharmasiri, District Secretary, Polonnaruwa Mr. Gunadasa Samarasinghe, District Secretary, Moneragala Mr. W. H. Karunaratne, District Secretary, Hambantota Mr. D. M. L. Bandaranayake, District Secretary, Ampara Mr. R. M. R. Ratnayake, District Secretary, Kurunegala Ms. Manori Gunawardena, Wildlife Scientist, Born Free Foundation