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Four wild elephants including a baby elephant were electrocuted at Hadilla in Hambantota this morning. They had been killed when they came in contact with an unauthorized electric fence, police said.

Two days ago, another elephant was electrocuted due to an electric fence five kilometers away from the Mattala airport.






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  • ANTON Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:39 AM

    ONCE UPON TIME IN SRILANKA, THERE WERE ANIMALS CALLED ELEPHANTS.

    hks Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:49 AM

    An another Indirect benefit from the Mattala airport project! Many more benefits to follow....let us wait aand see!

    Gutsy Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:59 AM

    The elephant should not have been the symbol of the UNP. Poor creatures.

    Neutral thinker Sunday, 24 November 2013 12:58 PM

    Feel sorry for them. but, they also have taken lives of many innocent people.

    daniel roth Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:51 AM

    Is it progress when we destroy ALL good things that nature has given us! The big word today is Greed; &" MONEY IS TRULY THE ROUTE TO ALL EVIL"
    PROTECT NATURE & PROTECT THE COUNTRY'S GREATEST HERITAGE ITS WILDLIFE.

    mike Saturday, 23 November 2013 08:19 AM

    For the Rajapakse Regime they don't give a dam ..the faith for human are worst ..what do you expect for the animals

    They care ONLY for them and their families ...prosperity other can go to hell ...if anyone talk against ?????

    Banda Saturday, 23 November 2013 08:22 AM

    Nothing to do with the maththala or Govnmnt. The people who put up these unauthorized structures should be dealt with. Where are the animal rights. We have encroached their land . Still these people will Bragg being good Buddhists and go to temple with flowers. Hipporites .

    Reverberates Saturday, 23 November 2013 09:19 AM

    Yes. now we have animals calling themselves men!

    Reverberates Saturday, 23 November 2013 09:22 AM

    PLEEEEEASE REMOVE THOSE FENCES AND ALLOW THESE PSACHYDERMS SLEEP PEACEFULLY THERE. MATTALA WILL BE USEFUL AT LEAST FOR THE FOUR LEGGED ANIMALS TO HAVE A PEACEFUL SLEEP!

    G.M. Jayawardena Saturday, 23 November 2013 09:43 AM

    No country like Sri Lanka abusing and harassing animals in the world. The minister who is trying his best to save these elephants does not get the support from the public instead they follow their own methods to stop them getting to their lands. Quite recently some monkeys were poisoned .Stray dog culling too continues. They, the authorities, come announcing to the villages that they would neuter and vaccinate them for rabies. The next day they come in a three wheeler to give the euthanizing injection (If the injection was a sedative the animals need to be kept fasting for at least 8 hours before administrating it ) and take the bodies away. That's why the dogs never returned back. .

    sarojini Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:22 AM

    So SAD THAT THERE IS NO ONE TO TALK FOR THESE MAJESTIC ANUIMALS . THE LECTRIC FENCES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A DETERENT . CAN SOME ONE NOT CHECK THE VOLTAGE OF THE FENCES ? NEXT TIME IT WILL BE A HUMAN .. WHO IS RESPOSIBLEW FOR MAINTAINING THE FENCES ?

    maria Monday, 25 November 2013 01:33 AM

    In order for us humans to end all violencewe need to come to peace with all of our non-human .anumals.

    crazyboy Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:08 AM

    Very sad news but we keep on receiving and talk about it till the emotion remains and forget.
    Let civil society/connected NGO's take meaning full steps with total participation, let us create a fund with voluntary contribution with a participation of respectable public servants. I am ready are you ready?????????/


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