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Elephant rampage in perahera, monk killed

12 June 2017 10:03 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 25-year-old Buddhist monk of the Katana Sri Wardhanarama Temple passed away after an elephant who went on rampage had attacked the monk during a Perahera in Katana last night.

Police said the monk was admitted to the Negombo Hospital and succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

The monk, Kulasendawe Rahula Thera who graduated from the Kelaniya University had been teaching at a Pirivena school in Eppawala, Anuradhapura.

  Comments - 14

  • Yana Monday, 12 June 2017 10:41 AM

    This is a result of these animals being tortured during their 'training'. These are wild animals and they belong in the jungle, not to be slaves to human beings.

    DJ Tuesday, 13 June 2017 06:49 AM

    Do it like the Chinese with made made dragons. This way we could protect our wildlife for generations

    Shanti Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:29 AM

    Ban not peraheras, but the use of these beautiful Elephants. They belong in the wild.

    ceylon Monday, 12 June 2017 11:40 AM

    at least now stop torturing animals. via DM Android App

    w.p.s. weerawardana. Monday, 12 June 2017 11:47 AM

    animals belongs to jungles, let them live peacefully in jungles, , these perahara is belongs to peoples, why we should participate animals, no use.

    ANTON Monday, 12 June 2017 11:57 AM


    citizen Monday, 12 June 2017 11:59 AM

    Superior human worships a wild animal, clothes to carry relics and gives an external. Inside, he is still wild and lets you have it when he gets a chance. Only foolish nation making street marches normal

    das Monday, 12 June 2017 01:01 PM

    Ban peraheras. They are unbuddhistic and cruel. No different from circuses where animals are tortured.

    Benusha Monday, 12 June 2017 01:26 PM

    Idiots - 1 idiot, no loss.

    lankaman Monday, 12 June 2017 01:47 PM

    Now BBS will set fire to pinnawala elephant orphanage

    Alex Hamilton Monday, 12 June 2017 01:51 PM

    wow!so many vegans

    Arnold Monday, 12 June 2017 02:53 PM

    Looks like we need to get only PAARAMPARIKA Elephants now on.

    Prop Monday, 12 June 2017 03:44 PM

    Perehara was initiated to show case beautiful women to the kings, since there is no more kings, why Perehara?

    ranjith chandrasekera Monday, 12 June 2017 05:31 PM

    I too agree with das. Treating this nobel animal is no difference how circus animal are brutayl tortured to train to obey the handlers commands.

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