An elephant belonging to the Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya has been killed yesterday after being struck by lightening sources said. The Police confirmed that they had received information regarding the incident.
According to our source the mahout of the elephant had taken the elephant to his house in Ingiriya in order to observe religious rituals as a part of the Sinhala Tamil New Year. The elephant had been struck by lightning while he was stationed at the mahouts residence in Ingiriya.
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