Three more mahouts interdicted

29 January 2011 08:00 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Three more mahouts of the Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary who were investigated regarding the death of an elephant who died under tragic circumstances, allegedly due to injuries caused by its caretakers’ spear were interdicted.

Several mahouts, an Animal Protection Officer was suspended while the Assistant Director of the Orphanage was transferred following the death of the elephant at the orphanage, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage Director S. Gunaratne said.

A total number of nine personnel and officers were suspended or transferred over the tragic death of the elephant. (Rohan Kumara)

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  • Rajitha Sunday, 30 January 2011 09:00 AM

    Just one more mahout needs to be dismissed this time for the death of another elephant. the famous elephant with a greenish skin..

    gona Saturday, 29 January 2011 09:32 AM

    Not good enough, should face charges in court, that will set a standard for the future behavior and competence of the mahouts and those in charge.

    Ranjith Saturday, 29 January 2011 09:30 AM

    At last some justice on elephants.

    Siri Saturday, 29 January 2011 09:58 AM

    This is a very rare, heartening news of the authorities for once, have taken the correct bold decision. Thank you!

    Tarzan Saturday, 29 January 2011 10:09 AM

    Looks like passing the buck as is normally done in this miracle state. Not even an animal is spared.

    pandula Saturday, 29 January 2011 10:09 AM

    So quick action for Elephants but not for prisoners died in police and Anuradapura prison. Be quick for humans too.

    Francis Saturday, 29 January 2011 10:24 AM

    Oh yeah right, we need to set up an inquiry panel and prosecute these murderers. LOL - then how about for the minorities in the country?

    ranil Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:59 PM

    only Mervyn silva can save Elephants

    loku podi guru Saturday, 29 January 2011 01:54 PM

    This Pinnawela debate is one thing: it raises the spectre of something much more serious.

    sltk2004 Saturday, 29 January 2011 06:10 PM

    So who's looking after the animals now?

    PT Sunday, 30 January 2011 03:52 AM

    all the elephants can be hand overs to the privet sector as soon as possible then

    PT Sunday, 30 January 2011 03:54 AM

    can handover to privet oweners

    jagath Sunday, 30 January 2011 06:00 AM

    you said all should go home they are you ready to work @ pinnewala look after elephants, can you understood launge

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