Probe on Kalpitiya mass killing of dolphins

An investigation has been launched into the mass killing of dolphins in Kalpitiya, the Fisheries Ministry said today.

Fishermen in Kalpitiya claimed that over 40 dolphins had been massacred by some fishermen.

Deputy Minister of Fisheries Sarath Kumara Gunaratne said that the incident had been brought to the notice of the Fisheries Ministry.

Fishermen in the Kalpitiya Resort have found the dolphins killed over the past two days and the authorities believe that illegal fishing methods may have resulted in the mass killing.

The Army, Navy and Police have launched a joint investigation into the incident.

“We have arrested four suspects since Wednesday and more suspects are going to be taken into custody by next week,” Chairman of the National Aquatic Resource Research and Development Agency, Dr. Sayuru Samarasundara said. (Colombo Gazette)

Report By Jamila Najmuddin