EFL conducted a site visit to Eli Hatha on the 3rd of November 2015, approximately one year after the previous site visit. Although the documents pertaining to the approval of the hydro-power plant stated 3MW capacity, it is clear upon inspection that two turbines are currently installed and operating on full capacity. The information on the ground revealed that due to the heavy rains, the power generation increases to an extent that the power plant shut down during this time.
The Symposium was held between 1-3 November, at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka. The event was organized by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka. The main objective of this symposium was to highlight ongoing research on South Asia’s wild cats, while updating stakeholders and other interested parties about the current status of the relevant species. An important off-shoot of this symposium is to identify knowledge gaps that require attention and can be targeted for further/future study and increase collaboration between local and international