Navy builds solar powered electric fence at Sooriyawewa
[May 10 2017]
The new 4 km long solar powered electric fence,
erected by the Sri Lanka Navy was betowed on the people of Sooriyawewa
on Tuesday (09th May). Accoring to Navy media sources the new solar
powered fence has been designed and built by the Navy's Research and
Development Unit under the instruction of Commander of the Navy Vice
Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne.
This community welfare initiative has been taken by
the Navy in order to provide a solution to the human - elephant conflict
prevalent in the region. The main purpose of this electric fence is to
avert any form of danger posed on human lives or property by wild
elephants roaming in the area.