The massive wild elephant that inflicted fear among residents in several villages in Thirappane area, Anuradhapura was caught this morning by Wildlife officials.
It was caught after a four day mission.
The elephant was caught is the same place it attacked and killed a 54-year-old woman several days ago.
The residents had urged the authorities to remove the animal from the area.
pics by Eppawala Thisara Somaratna