Maligawa tusker dies at 55

11 February 2014 06:17 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The majestic elephant, Wewaladeniye Rajah, which paraded the streets carrying the casket bearing the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Esala Maha Perahera in Kandy, died last night, Wewaladniye Mahindodaya Temple Chief Incumbent the Ven. Hemmathagama Sri Siddaratha Thera said.
 
The elephant was 55-years-old at the time of its death at the Pallekele International Buddhist Centre Premises after being ill for a short period.

It had participated for some 20 years at several peraheras including those at Gangaramaya, Bellanwila, Kelaniya, Ratnapura Maha Saman Devalaya, Kataragama, Dehiowita, Rambukkana, Mawanella and Hemmathagama.

Wewaladniye Rajah had taken part in the Kandy Dalada Perahera for more than 15 years.

The final rites will be held today at 2.30 p.m. at the Pallekele International Buddhist Centre in Kandy.

Pix by Rohan Kumara
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  • Mohammed Tuesday, 11 February 2014 07:28 AM

    End of life imprisonment

    ryan Thursday, 13 February 2014 04:42 AM

    Mohomed . look around how you people treat cattle and other animals.. you shld b ashamed...

    Ravin Wednesday, 12 February 2014 01:48 AM

    Pretty sure elephant had a better life than yours

    A W Abdulkany Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:28 AM

    give him the royal burial. All Rajas and Ranies have to quit this world sooner or later.

    ManThillekerathne Wednesday, 12 February 2014 02:44 AM

    Elephants are better when compared to cattle as your clan treat cattle in a precious way unlike any other.


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