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At least four wild elephants were electrocuted at Vakarai in Batticaloa last night. They had been killed when they came in contact with a low lying high tension power line, police said.

Wild Life officials said this high tension power line had been subjected to constant damage by the LTTE and as a result it remains hanging only about seven feet above the ground, and the elephants who had attempted to cross this line would have come in contact with the live wires hanging so low.

  Comments - 14

  • Hardball Friday, 30 November 2012 06:55 AM

    A poorly managed electricity board. Even poor animals are not safe.

    Bale Friday, 30 November 2012 07:18 AM

    Oh how sad! Seems like everything's against elephants.

    Most Wanted Friday, 30 November 2012 07:38 AM

    Authorities have to resolve it and protect our identity......

    ANTON Friday, 30 November 2012 07:44 AM

    Impossible, UNP national convention to be held tomorrow.

    Lobo Friday, 30 November 2012 08:11 AM

    Soon elephants will be extinct and all due to stupidity of man.

    mofaruk Friday, 30 November 2012 08:24 AM

    FOUR elephants dies in one incident ! this is dead serious..
    Will electricity board or wildlife ministry take responsibility and take preventive action ??

    singing fish Friday, 30 November 2012 08:37 AM

    High tension cables should be very well over the earth surface so that nobody get contact with it. This is the fault of the electricity board and for the negligence the area engineer must be sued by the wild life department.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 30 November 2012 09:01 AM

    What is our indentity?

    Most Wanted Friday, 30 November 2012 09:57 AM

    Elephants can be seen rarely around Asia, we have some, so thats our identity...

    wild Friday, 30 November 2012 11:15 AM

    no wonder elephant and human conflict is increasing !! War was over over 3 and half years ago, what is electricity board doing for so long !! Playing marbles ??

    lasagne Saturday, 01 December 2012 03:15 AM

    I hope they are tamil elephants not Sinhalese. Four less trouble in our sinhala land

    sanju Saturday, 01 December 2012 03:24 AM

    wild : totally agree with you.
    the Electricity Board which shocks us every month with their ever escalating bills should be sued ! Impeached ! drawn and quartered at least.

    gonaliya Saturday, 01 December 2012 03:37 AM

    Why cant these buffaloas in the govt to protect elephants? Is it because Elephant is UNP symbol?

    Vaidy sathasivam Saturday, 01 December 2012 09:51 AM

    CEB should be sued for killing the elephants who performed
    massive manual work of assisting to build massive places of shrine to Buddhists and Hindus for ages till modern machinery
    came in

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