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Give the whales and dolphins some space, please

I was prompted to write this after reading the article titled “Kalpitiya joins Lanka’s whale spots” (Sunday Times, of March 7).

We went on a trip to Kalpitiya last month and saw both whales and dolphins. The dolphins were frolicking around, some curving up and leaping into the air.

There was a lot of activity among them and I had an uneasy feeling that the creatures were panicking because of our sudden appearance in their tranquil surroundings, in fuel-smelling noisy motor boats.

If this spot is to be a tourist attraction, we should plan it in a way that does not intrude into dolphin/whale territory and that we do not in any way disturb them or cause them distress.

Pat Jayatilleke, Kandy

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