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A four year old boy in Ampara was trampled to death by a wild elephant last night, Police said.

The elephant raided the village and attacked the house of the boy killing him and injuring the father.

The Victim was taken to Thottama hospital, but was pronounced dead on admission. Police are conducting further inquiries. (Wasantha Chandrapala)

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  • NN Friday, 25 May 2012 04:32 AM

    People can argue, yet an innocent child lost his life for doing nothing. Please do something to control this conflict. Plus, it is really sorry to see the standard of living of these poor kids who should get equal opportunities otherwise. Please use money to develop the living standards of these villages. It would prosper more people (than spending to move exhibits from Colombo to rural areas).

    achtung Friday, 25 May 2012 04:51 AM

    LTTE
    Elephants
    Droughts
    Floods
    Lack of facilities
    no end to the miseries for these folk. and we complain even when ADSL is slow...

    Hussain Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:40 PM

    The human - elephant conflict is bound to happen more frequently due to the large number of wild elephants in a very small land area. Its time measures are taken to reduce the elephant population and manage it, as done in some of the African countries. With the human populations too increasing this is the inevitable result.

    xlntgson Saturday, 26 May 2012 12:36 AM

    # ampare, Wild is wild; human activities make all the wild habitats colonized, the laws are violated with impunity by an influential few, therefore it is inevitable for a turf war, (or avenging to secure their 'homeland'?)

    Nan Friday, 25 May 2012 05:43 AM

    Some african countries use a new technique to keep the elephants away, which is to put beehive fences around farming areas. this also provides and additional income to the farmers as well. i don't know the feasibility of doing this in SL but is sure worth some investigation.

    Dinithi Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:55 AM

    After TIGERS now it is the ELEPHANTS. Poor people. According to the latest figures, the elephant population is too much for the land area of the country.

    mark Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:58 AM

    Gov, Pls dont vaste money!. Save innocents.

    ampare son Friday, 25 May 2012 11:44 AM

    Bigfoot you dont have any mercy to this innocent child.

    ahsan Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:29 AM

    some elephant we need to export other country

    ampare son Friday, 25 May 2012 12:44 AM

    Every body talk about elephant right. nobody care human lives.

    Ad Dad Da Friday, 25 May 2012 12:38 PM

    Why not the governmet cull them and sell it for meet

    Bigfoot Friday, 25 May 2012 02:12 AM

    Keep off the elephants habits. They roamed the earth long before us.


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