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Minister of Agrarian Resources Services and Wild life S. M. Chandrasena today denied reports that 50 elephants had been killed during the recent floods. Minister Chandrasena told Daily Mirror that only four elephants in Habarana, Giritale, Kavudulla and Minneriya wild life parks had died.

He said all wild life parks in the flood hit areas have been open for visitors including foreigners, however roads in some parks have been damaged by the floods and that arrangements have been made to reconstruct the roads.

Referring to the other animals he did mention that a large number of cattle and poultry had died although the exact numbers was yet to be finalized.

A survey has been commenced in wildlife parks to ascertain the exact number of deaths of the wild elephants and other animals. (Yohan Perera)
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  • KHKaru Monday, 17 January 2011 03:44 PM

    Real bad times for elephants, both four legged and two legged.

    Gonaglegodbanda Monday, 17 January 2011 04:35 PM

    at this rate will there be any left in another year????

    citizen1 Monday, 17 January 2011 05:37 PM

    How sad. Innocent animals.

    hemantha Monday, 17 January 2011 11:43 AM

    pls can someone check wheather these jumbos had TUSKS !!! probably those may be missing carcass will remain for nearby villagers !!!!

    Ananda J Monday, 17 January 2011 11:48 AM

    How the minister can confirm only 4 four elephants killed till the survey finished?

    malkanthi Monday, 17 January 2011 11:52 AM

    Whether there is flood situation or not, they anyway die due to non availability of a mechanism to protect them.

    renganthan Monday, 17 January 2011 11:55 AM

    out of the 4 how many are tuskers?

    Channa M Monday, 17 January 2011 12:07 PM

    Hmmmmm Bad time for Elephants

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 17 January 2011 12:12 PM

    The way reducing elephants in this country we will not have one left in the zoo soon

    Janaka Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:24 AM

    ppl also die from tragedy....this govt is not in a position to save ppl then how come they save these Animals??

    Thas Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:03 AM

    People must have killed them inorder to get the tusks.


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