We are angered and deeply saddened to report that court proceedings were shrewdly and deliberately delayed by Ganga’s captors, preventing positive action by those fighting for her basic and humane rights.
Just as grievous is with her case backed up to March 2018, Ganga’s illegal owners will use her in the Navam Perahera this February, the same perahera that has used her consecutively in 2016 and 2017 despite the long standing court order for her to be taken into the protective custody of the State. Court injustice has once again allowed all manner of wildlife crime to intensify in Sri Lanka! Please, if you are a visitor to beautiful Sri Lanka this February, do not support such cruelty with your tourist dollar.
As legal counsel from CES continue working ceaselessly against the multi-layered corruption keeping Ganga, and many other innocent sentient beings imprisoned, we remain steadfast in our support of their team. Ongoing work has become dramatically more challenging as systemic corruption and invasive manipulation of court proceedings continue unabated.
No matter how disheartening this has been, surely Ganga’s suffering is worth staying the course until she is no longer seen as “Fraudulent Permit #198”, but rather a living, feeling being who deserves far more than she has even been given.