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An exhaustive attempt by Wildlife officers assisted by Wildlife Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma to save a female elephant who had been injured by a trap gun in Horowpothana, failed as the animal succumbed to the injuries it had sustained at the hands of poachers.

The villagers had spotted the injured elephant near the Diyathiththawewa in Horowpothana and informed the wildlife department. A team of wildlife officers and the deputy minister spent several hours trying to save the animal but to no avail.

The deputy minister had even taken the unusual step of bring Buddhist monks from a nearby temple and had them chant 'Seth Pirith', hoping to bring healing to the animal. However, all attempts failed and the animal died on Sunday. Later wildlife officers and Deputy Minister Thewarapperuma arranged to bury the animal with funeral rites being administered with the Maha Sangha also present. (Pathum Dharshana)

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  • JIM Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:58 AM

    Nice publicity for the wrong animal.

    ravin Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:03 AM

    Oh !!! this elephant had not got up when politico arrived? That's a bad proceeding. Must take elephant to a task.

    PC Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:15 AM

    Thevarapperuma's motives are very good but unfortunately it is his way of actioning that is not very suitable. In this instance, excellent job though it failed.......

    ANTON Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:16 AM

    WE ALWAYS HEAR SAD NEWS, ANYWAY WE APPRECIATE THE RESPONSE OF THE MINISTER..... KEEP UP GOOD WORK PALITHA WITHOUT SLEEPING ON BUSY ROADS.

    Wila Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:32 PM

    These days it's better to be an ANIMAL, even ministers come and visit them. No body to look after PEOPLE

    Brainmaster Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:20 PM

    This animal is completly undernourished and dehydrated. Anybody can see that it will die. Why didnt the wildlife officers not intervene earlier via DM Android App

    Commenter Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:34 PM

    An idiot who doens't know what should do and shouldn't


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