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Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 17:02
Wild elephant electrocuted in Wellawaya (Photos)
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A wild elephant was electrocuted inside a private land in Neluwagala, Wellawaya, last night (Jun 13).
 
Our correspondent said that the elephant had got contacted with a live power line that connected to a water pump.
 
Investigations are underway to ascertain whether that the power line was laid purposely to harm the animals.
 
A wildlife official said that the wild elephant was aged around 25 to 30 years.
 
Our correspondent said that human-elephant conflict has affected the Wellawaya area and many cultivated lands have been destroyed by encroaching wild elephants.

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