Development Division

Introduction

This Division is responsible for implementing wildlife development activates in a regular and productive manner with sound co-ordination of maintenance activates of the ministry. 

Functions

·         Taking Policy decision in the implementation of functions of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

·         Dealing with public petitions and complains  related to the conservation of  wildlife resources. 

·      Directing the public petitions pertaining to the subject of wildlife, received by the Presidential Secretariat to the responsible authorities for taking necessary action.

·       Taking action to resolve the problems pertaining to the lands, archeological reserves and the problems of the public residing in the reservations.

·      Making recommendations on land acquisitions of the Department of Wildlife Conservation and payment of compensations to the acquired lands. 

·      Co - ordination and monitoring of development activates carried out in National Parks such as construction of electric fence, construction of wild elephant holding grounds, enrichment of habitat. 

·   Submission of observations on Cabinet Memoranda of other Ministries on wildlife activities  and matters relating to the subjects of this Ministry. 

·   Taking policy decisions and their implementation relating to insurance schemes for People facing wild elephant threats. 

·         Activities pertaining to remarking the boundaries of Victoria, Randenigala and Rantambe sanctuaries.

·         Coordination activities on requests about tamed baby elephants and other wild animals.

·   Make policy decisions on compensation payment for the loss of lives and other damages due to wild elephants.

·   Research and making recommendations pertaining to the problems related to leaf monkeys and toque monkeys.

·         Activities related to elephant conservation.

·         Attending to water resources management activities in collaboration with relevant institutions. 

·        Implementation of the Disaster Management plan and the 2014 - 2018 -Programme through the Department of Wildlife Conservation under the supervision of the Ministry.

·        Preparation of estimates, recommendation and granting approval for payments in respect of all maintenance activities of the Ministry. 

·         Attending to minor repairs to the Ministry building by obtaining Imprest Advance.

·         Maintaining and servicing of Air conditioners, fax machines and computers owned by the Ministry.

·         Activities related to updating of website of  the Ministry.  

·         Establishment of Local Area Network within all divisions and providing internet facilities.