Wildlife gets new DG

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A new Director General (DG) has been appointed for the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) this week.
The appointment of Mr. H.D. Ratnayake ended the longest period the Department has been operating without a DG after the position was rendered vacant 15 months ago in July 2011.

Assuming duties, Mr. Ratnayake said he will take care of the wildlife of Sri Lanka to the best of his ability using his years of experience working in the Department.

He was the Director Operations before this appointment.�Since the transfer of the former DG Dr.Chandrawansa Pathiraja, Agrarian and Wildlife Ministry Secretary engineer Udeni Wicremasinghe has been looking after the DWC as the acting Director General. However, many of his decisions and the way he operated the Wildlife Department has come under the scrutiny of environmentalists more than once.

www.sundaytimes.lk/121118/news/wildlife-gets-new-dg-21081.html

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