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Wildlife officer shoots elephant in alleged self-defence

10 May 2017 11:33 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A Wildlife officer opened fire at a she-elephant in self-defence when the elephant tried to attack a backhoe after it was saved from drowning in an abandoned well at Kombuwaittakulam in Omanthai. However, three separate investigations were launched by the Police, the Wildlife Conservation Department and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife into the incident.  Video by Sithum Chaturanga

Video by Danushka Lanka Nanayakkara

  Comments - 3

  • BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 19 April 2017 01:48 PM

    Murderers. Those elephants are not seen going on a rampage, they are basically tired, angry and disoriented and were trying to exit on the crane side. The crane driver could have just reversed and the elephants would have gone their way. A highly sinful act of cold blooded murder. But then what can u expect from this countries murderous culture.

    roshan razeek Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:55 PM

    the cold blooded murder. guns have been given to maniacs. dont they have tranquilizers. the elephant is trying to clear the passage for the calves to go..

    Anand Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:13 PM

    Real Barbarians of SL, sin elephants they were only trying to find a way, real country-bruits..


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