Sri Lankans from all segments of society cast their ballots peacefully, and the voice of the people was respected.'The spokesman for the U. secretary-general told reporters Friday that Ban Ki-moon 'congratulates the people of Sri Lanka on the successful conclusion of the presidential election, and welcomes the constitutional transfer of power.' Rajapaksa, who was first elected in 2005, had been widely expected to easily win his third term in office until Sirisena suddenly split away in November, gathering the support of other defecting lawmakers and many of the country's ethnic minorities, making the election a fierce political battle.
Rajapaksa was still thought to be tough to beat because he controlled the state media and has immense financial resources and popularity among the Sinhala majority.
Sirisena victory on Thursday was a shock when he defeated his former long-term ally Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The former president had become increasingly unpopular with Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious minorities.
The programme aims to provide daily care and rehabilitation for the disabled turtles with the long term goal to release back to the wild as well as protecting turtle eggs that have been stolen by local poachers.
Beginning from the orientation, participants will learn how to collect eggs, identify different kinds of turtles, how eggs hatch, how to treat turtles, how to send turtles back to the sea and so much more.
This will include tasks as part of a team as well as individual roles. – Cleaning the project premises and the relevant beach area. As female turtles will only lay their eggs at beaches that are safe environments to them, it is crucial the area is maintained to encourage this.
You will spend your days on the beach caring for the sea turtles that have been rescued and are now living in the project site – typical duties include: – Cleaning and refilling the turtle tanks. Although this perhaps is one of the more mundane aspects of the programme, its importance cannot be underestimated and is recognised positively by the wildlife department.
While Rajapaksa's campaign centered around his victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009 and his work rebuilding the country's infrastructure, Sirisena's focused on reining in the president's expanding powers.The purpose of these sessions is to educate young Sri Lankans on the importance of protecting these amazing creatures.From factual presentations on sea turtles, to information on what the community can do to aid conservation, we aim to introduce the concept of conservation on a community level and so bring about long term change.Please note these sessions run on an ad hoc basis and if it is something you are interested in then please speak with our local team in-country who will make the appropriate arrangements.PMGY’s Turtle Conversation project in Sri Lanka is an incredible opportunity to do your bit to help protect these incredible creatures whilst spending time in a country that will amaze you on so many levels.ජනප්රිය සමාජ සම්බන්ධතා වෙබ් අඩවියක් වන ෆේස් බුක් භාවිතයෙන් සිදුවන අන්තර් ජාල අපරාධ මත කාලය තුලදී වැඩි වී තිබෙනවා.ශි්ර ලංකා පරිගණක හදිසි ප්රතිචාර සංසදයේ ජ්යෙෂ්ඨ තොරතුරු ආරක්ෂක ඉංජිනේරු රෝහණ පල්ලියගුරුගේ මහතා ප්රකාශ කළේ පසුගිය හය මස තුළ පමණක් එවැනි අපරාධ 160ක් වාර්තා වී ඇති බවයි.ඔහු තව දුරටත් ප්රකාශ කලේ දිනකට facebook සම්බන්ධයෙන් පැමිණිලි 10 ක් 15 ක් ලැබෙන බවයි.He said: 'Beyond the significance of this election to Sri Lanka, it is also a symbol of hope for those who support democracy all around the world.International and domestic monitors and observers were permitted to do their jobs.Sea turtles are often found in fishing nets and many have lost limbs becoming disabled and are no longer able to survive in the wild.Many of these disabled turtles are found by local Sri Lankans who bring them to the project site for rehabilitation and care.