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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 17:16
Dala Poottuwa's carcass found in Pallekele Reserve
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 A STF team has found the carcass of Galgamuwe Dala Poottuwa in Horowewa of Pallekele Reserve in Kahalla, Polpithigama.
 
A joint operation was undertaken by Wildlife, Police and STF personnel after it emerged that the famous tusker had been killed by poachers.
 
Another suspect was arrested in connection with the killing today (29).
 
It was revealed the wild elephant had been killed by the poachers to get its tusks.
 
The officers of the Anti-vice unit of Walaana, Panadura arrested a gramaseva officer and a retired police officer on 23rd, when they attempted to sell a pair of tusks and several elephant pearls.
 
It led to the authorities to believe that the tusker had been killed.


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