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Dolphin massacre in Kalpitiya

Friday, February 1, 2013

Police have arrested 15 persons in connection with the dolphin massacre in Kalpitiya which resulted in the death of over 50 dolphins earlier this week.

The massacre had taken place around 10km off the island of Baththalangunduwa in Kalpitiya.

Fishermen had complained to authorities that a group of unidentified persons were engaged in illegal fishing practices which had resulted in the massacre of the dolphins on January 29 at around 2pm.

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in turn launched an investigation into the incident after informing the President.

Police have now arrested 15 persons who were allegedly involved in the massacre
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