Special unit formed on deforestation – Public Security Minister

local Srilanka

A special unit has been formed comprising of STF personnel and Police Environmental Unit to take immediate action against deforestation, the Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Rtd)  Sarath Weerasekera said. 

Those who are indulging in deforestation, poaching and causing destruction to environmental activities will be caught by the police and punished  severely. 

To provide any alert to the STF on these illegal activities, the emergency phone number 1997 is active all the time to apprehend the culprits, he said.

He said the new unit will act swiftly on any alert by general public with regards to environmental destruction, including deforestation.