My son not involved in Yala incident: Amaraweera!



Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that his son did not go to either Yala or Galle last Saturday (22) when a group of people arriving in jeeps behaved recklessly in Yala National Park.
Speaking at a news conference held at the Ministry of Agriculture yesterday (27), the minister said there were reports on social media sites that his son was also involved in the Yala incident. 
“This is completely false. He had only gone to a relative’s house in Mathugama. Many people ask whether my son is involved in this incident. I told them that if there is any proof that he is involved in this, to even say that he had gone beyond Galle that day, I would take full responsibility and resign,” he said.
He said that information has revealed that 32 jeeps were involved in the Yala incident, and that these vehicles were travelling on the highway at high speed. 
He said it is suspected that most of the jeeps that drove towards Kurunegala during the fuel crisis may have arrived at Yala. The minister said this group has spent Rs. 6 million for hotels alone.
The minister said that the law will be implemented against the people who drove vehicles recklessly harassing the wild animals, regardless of their status.

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