It has been proposed to establish a Long Range Unit of the Police Special Task Force (STF) to assist wildlife and forest conservation officers to take immediate action against deforestation.
Minister C.B. Ratnayake, IGP C. D. Wickramaratne and STF Commandant Senior DIG Waruna Jayasundara held a discussion in this regard.
Meanwhile, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said, a meeting was held in order to discuss matter related to deforestation, but final decision was not taken as of yet over establishing the new unit.
It was reported that during the meeting it was decided to inform all Police stations about forest conservation and wildlife zones and sanctuaries in the respective police divisions and to establish wildlife and forest conservation committees in each district.