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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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  • Nina Kamal Friday, 30 November 2012 10:37 AM

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

    Rajni Saturday, 01 December 2012 07:27 PM

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

    mamath Friday, 30 November 2012 11:40 AM

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

    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.

    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

    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!!

    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.

    chandler Friday, 30 November 2012 10:54 AM

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

    PATRIOT Friday, 30 November 2012 10:53 AM

    What a tragedy.

    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.

    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.

    GDJ Friday, 30 November 2012 09:36 AM

    OMG. So sad !

    Matalan Friday, 30 November 2012 10:34 AM

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

    Paul Albert Friday, 30 November 2012 10:21 AM

    That is Egypt, this is Sreeeee Lankooooooooooooo

    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 .!!!

    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...?

    Ahmad Friday, 30 November 2012 09:57 AM

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

    ghamer Friday, 30 November 2012 09:51 AM

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

    malkanthi Friday, 30 November 2012 09:49 AM

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

    ahmeer Friday, 30 November 2012 09:46 AM


    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.

    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.

    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.

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