Elephant shot in Habarana -- Wildlife Dept. launches investigations

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The Department of Wildlife Conservation is investigating the shooting of a she elephant by a policeman at Galgamuwa in Habarana last week.

Sources said the mother was guarding her baby, which had been run over by the Colombo- Trincomalee bus at Galwanguwa on the Habarana-Trincomalee Main Road on May 28.

Some police officers and Wild Life Department officials who had arrived at the scene attempted to chase the mother.

The Minneriya Park Warden said the elephant had tried to attack the Wildlife officials and some civilians when a police officer attached to the Habarana Police Station shot the elephant.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 11

  • Sunil Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:48 AM

    Are these idiots competent enough to handle situations like this, without harming the elephants? This is the second time that this type of incident has happened in the recent past.

    ANTON Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:49 AM

    OUR POLICE OFFICERS ALWAYS USE MINIMUM POSSIBLE FORCE AS INSTRUCTED BY THEIR BOSSES.

    mm Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:51 AM

    the issue with giving weapons to idiots. mother was protecting her baby. curse the bus driver and the man who shot the mother. via DM iOS App

    Newton Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:06 AM

    The country is in a total mess. No even the elephants are safe now. Poor leadership top to bottom.

    Dutchy Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:12 AM

    Police officer should be behind bars for this barbaric act of shooting.

    Lafir Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:29 AM

    what a crime, even the animals are subject to so much violence in this land like no other.. mad people.

    Yohan Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:40 AM

    In the first place why has an armed policeman got to be their when the wild life authorities are monitoring the situation, the wildlife nor the cops are competent, sadly the animal was killed.The minister will Pardon the cop, he needs the vote,

    ravin Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:55 AM

    So called intelligent mammal's extraordinary brain work. No natural instinct of animal behavior.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 07 June 2017 01:19 PM

    Sri Lanka the country of sheer arrogance.

    malik Wednesday, 07 June 2017 01:54 PM

    To destroy our national heritage is a act of terrorism. And these people should be treated as such. Before we loose our elephants.

    Priya Wednesday, 07 June 2017 06:21 PM

    Another unintelligent trigger happy Police Officer!


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