Niyapoththa captured

23 August 2016 03:26 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The rogue wild elephant Niyapottha, who had killed five humans including a 9-year-old girl in Hambegamuwa, Wellawaya had been captured by Wildlife officials today.

Niyapoththa had destroyed a number of cultivations and houses in Wellawaya.

A team comprising 25 wildlife personnel had captured the rogue elephant after conducting a massive search operation.  

The captured elephant had been sent to the Horowpathana Elephant Detention Centre.

  Comments - 4

  • Barbara L. Miles Wednesday, 24 August 2016 09:27 AM

    This elephant should not be held by ropes. The people are so stupid/ignorant that they do not realize the reason this elephant did this killing is because he does not want to be in any kind of captivity. He wants and should be living in his natural habitat or in a good sanctuary. They cannot blame the elephant for these deaths as all he wants is to be free. Please transport this elephant to a good sanctuary where he will not be abused by stupid/ignorant humans.

    malcolm Tuesday, 23 August 2016 06:09 PM

    Any possibility of bailing it out?

    ANTON Tuesday, 23 August 2016 06:16 PM

    MAJORITY OF ELEPHANTS ARE VERY INNOCENT , LIKE KIDS, BUT SOME ARE VERY HARMFUL.

    Roger Senanayake Tuesday, 23 August 2016 08:04 PM

    Capture those who have destroyed his habitat.


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