Police and the Wild Life officers commenced investigations after two wild elephants were found dead on top of each other at Batumulla in Hasalaka this morning.
The Police said that they suspected the elephants died due to electrocution after trampling on an electric code laid around a farming land in the area.
However, they also said the cause of the death could only be revealed following a post-postmortem examination. (Pix by Ranjith Karunaweera)
Comments - 5
Mm Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:27 PM
Cure be upon generations to come of who ever laid the electrical cords
Dee Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:37 PM
Is the farm land private property?
tarzan Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:45 PM
if it happened in a muslim area what would be the results,
Roshan Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:18 PM
Are the authorities in this government blind? So much for Sinhala Buddhists!!
Yana Fernando Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:37 PM
Killing an animal in any other civilised country would be a criminal offence. Not in our Buddhist paradise where the authorities turn a blind eye. A man gets his Visa rejected and the whole country is up in arms! DM, go ahead and reject this.
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