Sri Lanka to militarise forests

The Sri Lankan government has announced that it will set up military camps in the forest areas of the island.

An announcement to this effect has been made by Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, the Jaffna daily Uthayan has reported, citing unknown Sinhala media sources.

The presence of military camps in forests will deter illegal hunting, Mr Perera has claimed, Uthayan has added.