The debris of the hut of the child in Tract 2C in Kamana, Ampara who was trampled to death by the rogue elephant on Wednesday night. Child’s mother said they had only rice and Kankun curry for their dinner. Pix by Wasantha Chandrapala
The poor are vulnerable to all kind of risks in their battle against survival.
An innocent boy's life been lost for not giving them enough help and supports.
We (without any politicians involved) should create a charity to support these people.
Kivulegedara Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:43 AM
How innocent these people are!. Its really a sad seen. Even wild beasts are not allowing them to live peacefully. Can any one think of keeping Super Cross or Rugby festivals for few sibling, while people suffer like this!. Oh sorry, they will say that is the nature or use the word 'Karma'.
sam Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:47 AM
Elephant replant trees like Gajamadara, chilli, Durian, Flax or Katuwalbatu should be planted around these houses built on elephant habitat. Some body should educate these villagers and supply those plants to them if they can't get them there. Saving these human lives also give you merits and blessings, so people who wants to save cows can do these and save human and elephant both lives.
Authorities are powerless or careless to stop illegal human encroachments that's why elephants behave like this.
mark david Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:51 AM
No words! over to the Greedies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alian Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:29 AM
You expect to these plants, will keep away these angry elephants.....
hrm Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:44 AM
very shocking indeed.
tom Friday, 25 May 2012 06:15 PM
now then in part of the crowd drive sahara and monteros and bm an mercs-
Hussain Saturday, 26 May 2012 06:50 AM
Very sad state of affairs. More need to be done for these rural families such as cement block homes , that they could feel safe at night from marauding rogue elephants or secure electric fences be erected where humans and wild elephant live closely.
dela Saturday, 03 November 2012 05:38 AM
pls tell me, how can I buy a Gajamadara plant?
dela Saturday, 03 November 2012 05:39 AM
pls tell me, how can I buy a Gajamadara plant in Sri Lanka?
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