Three elephants were killed last night after being knocked down by the train traveling along the Anurahadapura –Colombo route, Railway Department officials told Daily Mirror online
Railway officials added that three elephants had been knocked down between the Galgamuwa- Abanpola area by a special train used to transport Poson devotees.
The train had incurred some damages while the railway tracks were not damaged.The railway track is fully operational and being used as usual, Anurahadapura Railway Department officials said. (Daily Mirror online)
Why cant the railway authorities, in collaboration with the wildlife department, take precautions to protect these majestic beasts from being killed in this gruesome manner. For how long have we been hearing of such unfortunate incidents. But what have these govt. officers who have been tasked to protects such animals done to prevent these incidents. Their failure to act amounts to a crime. These are crimes committed against the entire Sri Lankan nation.
DN Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:44 AM
What a bad time for ELEPHANTS.
Maru Yaka Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:47 AM
The Tigers are dealt with, now it's time to deal with the Elephants!
DHA Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:51 AM
Was the train driver sleeping ?
Nishantha Rajapakse Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:20 AM
NEXT ONE IS MAHINDA
Sithara Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:33 AM
what our patriotic leader,sensitive leader & minister doing?
Johan S Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:56 AM
A train can't come to an immediate stop when an elephant starts crossing.
HUMAN Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:55 PM
WE CARE ABOUT ANIMAL, WE DIDN,T CARE ABOUT HUMAN.
Brainless Idiot Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:06 AM
What a country is this? We have 100+ ministers but nobody has a brain to find a solution for this burning issue!!
Ohh poor animals..... Days are counted for U!!!!
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