Sri Lanka today donated two young female elephants to the Prague zoo. They were flown to the Czech Republic by an Sri Lanka Air Force plane this afternoon. Picture shows one of the young elephants just before leaving the country at the Bandaranaike International Air Port, Katunayake. Pics by Deepa Adikari-Airport
The modern zoo's have all the comforts for animals in the warm climates such as Zebras, Giraffes, lions, rhinos etc etc., They have heated facilities even in places like Canada. Quit whining.
perera Sunday, 07 October 2012 01:01 AM
they will refuse to have him
perera Sunday, 07 October 2012 01:11 AM
there were mammoths a relative of the elephant north of india. i have seen many an elephant in the northern hemisphere and they looked ok to me
Janaki Kalansuriya Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:42 AM
So where is all the hue and cry we had earlier when another baby pachy was being gifted to a cold country? Prague to our knowledge is a very cold country. Where are the animal lovers in the country?
mj Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:44 AM
awwe, baby pauw :)
Silva Sunday, 07 October 2012 11:39 AM
Yes, monkeys like elephants so much!!!!
Farisz Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:17 AM
Some one must have made a lot of money with this thing.
Pscho Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:13 AM
Why donot we donate sons of ministers to be put in ZOO They will definitely be good exhibits
Fusion Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:19 AM
pau ane :(
perera Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:19 AM
not good move. animals should not be used for international diplomacy. ideally they should be freed to yala.
Fair N Square Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:19 AM
Sad to separate these two from their families. They are supposed to be in the wilderness. These innocent creatures have to suffer just coz we have to maintain cordial relationship with a country. Now that they are sent I hope they are cared for especially in the cooler times...
I'd have preferred to DONATE MALAKA SILVA to the Prague zoo.
Dr. Wicks Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:28 AM
Dont .worry about them. They only cry for the cows ,that too a bogus compassion, only to hurt a section in the community because of the hatred.
Jesus Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:48 AM
Buddisam loves animals more than humans..
mike Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:45 AM
It's winter now in Chec.? Will they survive?
damayanthi Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:48 AM
yes that was the only question hit my mind too as soon as i saw this.
ferdy Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:54 AM
Dear Minister, Can we gift Mervin Silva to Afghan ?
ranjith Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:16 PM
Absolutely right,this country people forget everything so fast.. This is cruelty to animals in so called buddhist country.
James Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:46 PM
These elephants are so lucky. Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful countries I have been to. they will look after them very well.
Matta Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:47 PM
This is really shocking and heartening.. Can not tolerate the departure. Why don't these inhuman beings allow these innocent animals to live on this Island as they wish. I am sure these people do not have a human life in their next birth for sure. I personally curse. May these poor baby elephants have a safe life.
peeda mossa Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:54 PM
Animals should be left alone to roam in their natural habitats.Anybody who want to see them could go on a safari.
Matta Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:25 PM
Pathetic to see this!!! inhuman work anyway. Karma will result for those who disturb these innocent animals.
elephants Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:00 PM
these poor elephants are supposed to roam free in the wild with their kith and kin in herds. In this case , lets say they orphaned and was taken care of at the pinnawela. Then they should have stayed there or put in Udawalawe park. These poor animals may get fed well in Czech republic but they are going to be miserable.
Dinesh Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:11 PM
Along with ranil....
JC Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:12 PM
What has this got to do with buddhism? If you want to write anything, bring in facts and talk to the point. Please do not bring religions into this. The problem is not with the religions but with people like you.
Fusion Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:53 PM
1st of all its "Buddhism" not "Buddisam ". Love is not a term applicable to Buddhism. Terms that apply are compassion, kindness, mindful-awareness etc, etc. When a Buddhist say "Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitatta", its applies to "beings" and not just Humans.
Baby Elephants Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:48 PM
Come on people, we don't care if it is winter or summer in the Czech Republic. Only thing me and my sister want is this trip as this is the first time we are going in a plane....I know u guys are jealous about it !!!! There is no animal cruelty here...
Ayesha Arambepola Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:52 PM
Dr W you are a large hearted Dr with broader mind than most of the so-called true Buddhists pundits who preach hatred instead of compassion, love for another human being irrespective of their ethnicity, they think only one race should live in Sri Lanka others are ,Kalla Thonis. May Lord Buddha's teaching enlighten them to change their attitudes not only to cows and bulls but also to human beings who live in this country.
Fair watch Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:58 PM
Nowdays Minister Marvin busy with his baby affairs so no body to take care this baby
Concerned Citizen Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:18 PM
Zoos are a 19th century (or earlier?) concept. Late 20th century saw the beginning of 'safari parks' and the like that gave animals the freedom to roam but where people could come and see them. Hence, are we going back to the earlier times? These animals belong to the wild or at least a 'park' like Pinnawela where they will not be confined to a small enclosure.
Augustin Torrez Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:03 PM
This is such a sinful act. These stupid ministers pull these fast ones to score points but it's the poor animal who suffers in the end. Same fate will happen to those who do these to animals/humans.
Elephants are not meant for those countries, there is a reason why you don't find elephants north of India.
Abdul Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:51 PM
this baby elephant will get better facility in europe
Kumudu Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:11 PM
Try and ask the question. What was the jungle by area in 1970 and now in Sri Lanka. Very cut rain forest tree effects these animals.
chat Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:28 PM
Watched Ice Age recently. Mammals can live in cold conditions.
raymond Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:44 PM
... along with his father!!!
Tenzing Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:30 PM
Why not? I have seen elephants near Mount Everest. The babies are so cute and chubby. Not like these 2 who are from Pinnawala. Hope they will have a good time in Europe.
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