A solar powered electric fence devised by the Sri Lanka Navy, erected and bestowed on the community in Sooriyawewa. Going by a concept of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the project was implemented by the Navy’s Research and Development Unit which is operated under the able guidance of Captain Priyankara Dissanayake, the Navy said.
This magnanimous effort is considered as yet another community development and social responsibility project carried out by the navy in a bid to resolve pressing issues of the general public.
Taking the elephant menace prevailing in the area into serious consideration, the Navy’s Research and Development Unit devised this cost effective electric fence utilizing their expertise and technical know-how.
The prime motive of this 4 km long electric fence is to avert any form of danger posed on human lives and their properties by the wild elephants. The navy is determined to carry out their community service efforts in full swing in the future as well.