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Another tusker shot dead at Karuwalagaswewa

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Not many days after the killing of the well-known tusker, the Dala Poottuwa and the arrest of five suspects in this connection; five more suspects were arrested on charges of having shot dead another tusker in Karuwalagaswewa.

Its body was found near the Thabbowa reservoir in Karuwalagaswewa on Wednesday morning.

The Puttalam Wildlife Conservation Department Assistant Director W.M.K.S. Chandraratne said Veterinary Surgeon Chandana Jayasinghe who carried out the postmortem examination had in his report identified the elephant's death was caused by gunshot injuries to its liver and the resultant internal bleeding.

Villagers said the 18-year-old elephant with with its four-foot pair of tusks was not often seen outside the jungle area it inhabited.

The tusks were taken into custody by the wildlife department. (Jayaratne Wickremarachchi)

  Comments - 6

  • Ravi Obesekara Sunday, 03 December 2017 02:32 AM

    What else can you expect from a country full of dishonest uncivilized rats ... who has no respect towards the nature.

    money Monday, 04 December 2017 09:11 AM

    Like the SL politicians, they too want to make money illegally.

    Channa Sunday, 03 December 2017 03:51 AM

    These idiots should be behind the bars for rest of their life

    Sajith Sunday, 03 December 2017 06:24 AM

    These people have no good life! Simple is that!!

    Ken Sunday, 03 December 2017 07:03 AM

    Sri Lanka should consider carrying out the death penalty with no right of appeal for killing a tusker. Imposing it and not carrying it out will have no effect.

    SeriouSena Sunday, 03 December 2017 08:32 PM

    I agree Ken, But we are a "Buddhist country". We proudly protect criminals and neanderthals in a culture trapped in the hunting and gathering practices as early ancestors did.

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