Killing of Crocodiles


The Salt-water or Estuarine Crocodile is one of the two species of crocodiles that are strictly protected under sub-section (2) of Section 30 of the FFPO.
Hence it is an offence to:
*kill it,
* injure or harm,
*keep in possession an animal(dead or live), or any part of it,
*sell or expose to sell any animal(dead or live) or any part of it,
*use any implement,device or implement,or substance to commit any of the above offences.
** All offences against this species are cognizable and non-bailable too,hence anyone who has committed any of these offences can be arrested without a warrant by the DWLC or Police.



Jagath Gunawardana Attorney-at-law



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