A father of two from Thambikulama area in Palugaswewa, Habarana has died in a wild elephant attack this morning.
He has attempted to chase away the animal that was attacking a woman on a motorbike when it turned and attacked him.
The woman was rushed to the Dambulla hospital with severe injuries.
Wildlife officials have gone to the scene following the incident. Hiru correspondent said that a tense situation took place during this time.