'No tusk shells in our elephants'

26 December 2017 09:30 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Former Deputy Director of Customs Samantha Gunsaekara , a specialist in gems and wildlife trading said there are no tusk shells in the tusks of elephants in Sri Lanka.

He further said that the tusk shells springs up in an elephant which lives nearly hundred years and there may be tusk shells in one among thousands of elephants.

He said he could state with responsibility the racketeers are selling pearls taken from pearl oysters or glossed parts taken from the elephant tusks and selling them as tusk shells. There are some items made of crystal, cattle bones or some rocks, the racketeers are trying to sell them, saying they are made of elephant tusk shells. He said that he had done hundreds of postmortems on elephants and had never come across tusk shells in any elephant and requested the general public to reject these deceivers. (Vineetha M. Gamage )

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  • Brainmaster Tuesday, 26 December 2017 09:58 AM

    What are tusk shells I never heard that. via DM Android App

    KB Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:31 AM

    " Gaja Muthu" Mr Brainmaster

    Saman Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:11 AM

    Also no brains..

    SENA Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:17 AM

    Sir this will not work. Get Sumanadasa to tell, possessing tusk shells will bring bad luck. Then it might work.

    Sam Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:54 PM

    You are absolutely correct.Srilankan public believe in sorcery than scientific facts..

    ravin Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:36 AM

    It's better if, published this comment after all taskers in Sri Lanka got killed.

    M.A. Nazim Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:50 AM

    As Mr. Samantha stated above the public will have to be vigilant about the deceivers after all the deceivers will say that we are the Patriots of Sri Lanka.

    NAD Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:48 PM

    100% CORRECT > TUSK SHELL IS AN MARINE ANIMAL>SO CAN'T FIND TUSK SHELLS IN OUR ELEPHANTS


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