The Prime Minister issues directives to commence the pilot project under a volunteer force to repair the electric fence in the Kurunegala and Anuradhapura districts

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The Prime Minister has issued directives to commence the pilot project under a volunteer force to repair the electric fence in the Kurunegala and Anuradhapura districts in accordance with the recommendation of a special committee appointed by the President to control the human-elephant conflict. . The Prime Minister issued directives during a discussion held at the Temple Trees yesterday pertaining to the construction of an island-wide electric fence. The Premier said that the human elephant conflict can be controlled through a voluntary force comprising government agencies, officials and rural organisations including relevant divisional secretaries, department of agrarian development , Mahaweli authority and other relevant sections.
The department of wildlife conservation has planned to construct a 1,500 kilometer electric fence as a national programme to the year 2021.

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