Sri Lanka implements insurance scheme to compensate for damages by wild elephants

Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka will implement an insurance scheme next year to compensate the farmers and families for the damages caused by wild elephants to their crops and property.

The Chairman of the Agricultural Insurance Board Mrs. Sumana Ariyadasa has said that allocations have been made in the budget for this purpose.

The families living in areas prone to wild elephant attacks will be protected under the proposed insurance scheme, the official said.

The comprehensive programme will take measures to conserve the elephant population as well.

The Wild Life Department and the Agrarian Insurance Board will jointly implement the program.

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