Electoral District – Hambanthota Political Status – Cabinet Ministor
Prior to the present position she had served as the Secretary-State Ministry of Mahaweli, Additional Secretary-Ministry of Irrigation, Land Commisioner General-Department of Land, Deputy Director General-Mahaweli Authority, Additional Secretay-Ministry of Education etc., during her 27 years carrier as an officer of Sri Lanka Administrative Service. Before join in the SLAS she had served 5 years period as a School Teacher.
Ministry of Wildlife & Forest Resources Conservation was established as per the Extra Ordinary Gazette Notification No. 2187/27 dated 9th August 2020. The Portfolio of this Ministry holds by Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera while Mrs. R.M.C.M.Herath is the Secretary of the Ministry.
A bio diversity hot spot, Sinharaja rain forest was designated as a Biosphere reserve in 1978 and world heritage sitein 1988, by UNESCO.
Sri Lanka is a home to roughly 123 species of mammals of which 16 are endemic. Sri Lankan Leopard, Asian Elephants and bears can be seen in following parks.
Sri Lanka is a home for vibrant and colourful birds, total numbered 492, breeding residents 219 and endemics 34.
Sri Lanka has 82 species of indigenous fresh water fish of which 55% are endemic.visitors can observe beautiful fishes while trekking in jungle pathways, in Sinharaja, Knuckles ect.
Sri Lanka is a hotspot for whales and dolphins. The most frequently targeted Whale species is the Blue Whale.
Corals live in colonies consisting of many individuals (polyps). Coral reefs support for spiny lobsters, shrimps and crabs and marine flora such as sea grasses and algae.
A turtle hatchery is the place where the sea turtles swim and return back to hatch their eggs and after hatchery authorities take care of the hatched.
There are 15 trekking paths in Sri Lanka. Visitors can entertain with natural environment and adventurous experience.
Sri Lanka houses 245 species of butterflies with 23 endemics and 76 threatened nationally. Butterfly - Ceylon Rose is designated as critically endangered.
High number of endemic species are found among Reptiles. Total out of 251 species, 166 species are endemic, 84 species are indigenous and 1 species is introduced.
Largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Roaming elephants in the field, bathing elephants in the river and fondling babies etc, gives you unforgettable memories.
Dehiwala zoo is in Colombo suburbs. It comprises of mesmerizing landscape rich with lush greenery, water bodies, lawns and pathways. Mainly the zoo serves as an education centre for children from kindergarten to universities. It is a nice location for a family leisure day.
Beautifully landscaped Pinnawala zoo houses animals in spacious areas. The zoo is a preferred location for photographs.
A unique drive through experience through animal world. You can closely observe the animals in their near natural environment with natural behavioral patterns.
It is the place where you can find furniture with quality furnish and majestic appearance.
The Ministry has been established on the purview of fostering bio diversity by conservation of Wildlife & Forest and expanding natural forest cover through environmental sensitive forest plantations and conservation of natural environment of wildlife.
A special incident faced by a wild officer is discussed here. In addition, a detailed account of the park / sanctuary where the incident had occurred is also discussed aiming to provide knowledge to school &university students and general public.
காப்பாற்றப்பட்ட யானை எனது நினைவின்படி இச்சம்பவம் 2008 ஆம் ஆண்டு...
බේරගත්ත අලි පැටියා මට මතක හැටියට මේ සිද්ධිය වුනේ 2008 අවුරුද්දේ....
The rescuing of young elephant As far as I remember, this incident...
இறப்பு கண் முன்னே 2004 ஆண்டில் பத்தாம் மாதம் 1 ஆம் திகதி நான்...
Confronting death I joined the Department of Wildlife Conservation...
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