Root cause of unfolding tragedy of destruction to wildlife in Sri Lanka may lie in the law itself

When the police in Ududumbara stopped a trishaw for a routine check last week, what they discovered could only be termed as macabre. Later the search of the home of the suspects would lead to finding the rest of the remains of a leopard cut into multiple pieces.

Ududumbara is a sleepy hill town surrounded by the sheer beauty of Knuckles and the likelihood is high that the leopard may have belonged to this World Heritage Conservation Region. Knuckles is not known for leopards and this one could well be among the very few that live in this pristine mountain region.

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