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Govt. to take action on leopard killers: Kiriella

The Government would conduct a proper investigation into the incident, where a leopard had been killed by a group of youth in Kilinochchi recently, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.

He told this in response to a question raised by JVP MP Nalinda
Jayatissa as to what action would be taken against the youths who had brutally killed a leopard.

The incident came to light following the video went viral on social media during the last few days.

MP Jayatissa reminded that legal action was taken against a group of youths who killed an eagle, based on some photos posted on Facebook.

Former Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said it was a shameful act committed by the youths adding that it was a disgrace to the humankind.

He said stern action should be taken against the culprits. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)