Navy rescues Jumbo at sea

2017-07-12 08:45:10

A group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command rescued an elephant caught in a current in the seas off Kokkuthuduwai, Kokilai yesterday. Navy said the elephant dragged away by current was initially noticed by a Fast Attack Craft on routine patrol in the aforesaid sea area. Thereupon, another Fast Attack Craft on patrol and a team of navy divers were promptly directed to the location by the Navy. A group of officials from the Department of Wildlife also joined in the rescue operation and later they were able to direct the elephant towards the coast from the deep sea. Having safely guided the elephant to the Yan Oya area in Pulmodai , the elephant was handed over to the Wildlife officials. (Navy Media)

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  • ANTON Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:32


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    Sharon Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:18

    So happy to hear this... Well done Humans...

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    Wijebahu Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:13

    Great humanity. GMOA terrorists please learn from this people, what is humanity is all about.

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    Mohamed Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:13

    This is what our war heroes do!!!! Well done!

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    Rhonda Taylor Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:29

    A valiant effort by our forcesCongratulations and these deeds are greatly appreciated.

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    malik Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:00

    We Salute our Heroes, Would be nice to see pictures of elephant on Land as well.

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    nihal Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:03

    Good job, all the credit to Sl Navy and Department of Wildlife

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    Jack Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:19

    Only in SL elephants take sea bath. This is a suspicious act.

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    Puvi Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:41

    Brilliant work! Congratulations.

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    Channa Jasenthuliyana Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:13

    May the triple gem bless you all for your valiant effort. Feel very proud to be a Sri Lankan.

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    Shervyn Senadheera Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:44

    Oh! such a great commendable service done by our great heroes of Navy for the protection of an innocent wildlife. Nation's salute for the Sri Lanka Navy.

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    Lionel Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:36

    Journalists should give due coverage to stories of this nature and their follow-up rather than heaping up their newspapers with political crap!

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    FAROOK Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:10


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