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Four wild elephants roaming in a forest area in Miyankulama at Poonani, Batticaloa died from electrocution last night when they had come into contact with a low lying high tension power line in the area. Pix by S.M.M. Murshid


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  • Rajni Saturday, 01 December 2012 07:27 PM

    What a wonderful Sinhala Buddhist country we live in...am sure if Lord Buddha was around..he would be so proud of Sri Lanka..honestly...bloody disgraceful

    GDJ Friday, 30 November 2012 09:36 AM

    OMG. So sad !

    Chryshan K Friday, 30 November 2012 09:37 AM

    CEB officials responsible should be charged for act of negligence. Only after this incident it will be corrected. If somebody complains before, they will have so many excuses. They have no value of life whether its an animal or human.

    Most Wanted Friday, 30 November 2012 09:39 AM

    so sad, just watch the tears on their's eyes, elephants also do cry like humans..... my condolences.

    Minnal Friday, 30 November 2012 09:39 AM

    Can we sue in the court of law, the Person In charge for these power lines? It is horrible. Not following any recommended standards for HV lines.

    ahmeer Friday, 30 November 2012 09:46 AM

    I SAIDE RANIL IS KILLING THE ELEPAHNT N OTHER SIDE NATURALY DIEING

    malkanthi Friday, 30 November 2012 09:49 AM

    What a tragedy, we are fast losing the population of this majestic animal.

    ghamer Friday, 30 November 2012 09:51 AM

    "low lying high tension power line"??????????? safety is not concerned by CEB engineers.....

    Ahmad Friday, 30 November 2012 09:57 AM

    Will Patali resign? Transport minister of Egypt recently resigned for railway mishap

    honkat lara Friday, 30 November 2012 10:07 AM

    who allowed that man in the third photo to remove the hair from elephant's tail...?

    Upali _ Doha Friday, 30 November 2012 10:22 AM

    Avoidable catastrophes....sheer negligence..!!! As usual no one would be responsible for this majestic animals lives.. Besides who cares an elephant where you do not have a valve for a human as at now .!!!

    Paul Albert Friday, 30 November 2012 10:21 AM

    That is Egypt, this is Sreeeee Lankooooooooooooo

    Matalan Friday, 30 November 2012 10:34 AM

    Accident, may be. But please don't let this happen to any beast or man.

    Nina Kamal Friday, 30 November 2012 10:37 AM

    What a tragic incident..., Forest Dept. over to you!

    Shan Friday, 30 November 2012 10:51 AM

    This is a National loss, let the responsible authority answer it.

    Shan Friday, 30 November 2012 10:51 AM

    This is a National loss, let the responsible authority answer it.

    Dalu banda Friday, 30 November 2012 10:50 AM

    It look like the HT post tilted by knocking the elephants and power lines were lowered.

    PATRIOT Friday, 30 November 2012 10:53 AM

    What a tragedy.

    chandler Friday, 30 November 2012 10:54 AM

    No consideration for wild life during planning stage. Poor engineering. Take them to task.

    St Michael Friday, 30 November 2012 10:58 AM

    Sri lankans will never learn. They will only learn when they are in HELL and then it will be to late.

    Faris, Friday, 30 November 2012 10:59 AM

    This is so sad, I wounder this would be the out come of UNPers after the meeting tomorrow!!

    S de Silva Friday, 30 November 2012 11:00 AM

    Where is the compliance with the HV Electrical Installation Standards, including the minimum cvlearance to 'earrthed objects' corresponding to the voltage being caried ?? - the electrical design engineer who signed this off should be struck off the register - S de Silva - London

    Sri Lankan - Sydney Friday, 30 November 2012 11:24 AM

    The natural habitat of this majestic beast is gradually been taken over by man and eventually the elephant population in the country will be totally wiped out. One day I was watching a world cup cricket match on TV being played at Hambantota and saw some elephants wondering around bewildered what was going on.

    mamath Friday, 30 November 2012 11:40 AM

    before the convention?..may be "he radical changes" are too strong


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