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Friday, 30 August 2019 - 14:49
BODY OF THE TUSKER “DEEGA JANTHU” FOUND IN KALAWEWA RESERVE
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The body of the Tusker “Deega Janthu” has been found in the Siyambalagaspitiya area in the Kalawewa Forest Reserve.

The elephant was about 45 years old and the tusks visible outside is said to be between three and a half to four feet in length.

According to a senior official of the Galkiriyagama Wild Life office the post-mortem examination of the elephant has revealed that the death was caused by an attack from another elephant.

The body was discovered around two to three weeks after the elephant's death when a group of wildlife officers from Galkiriyagama forest office had gone to inspect an electric fence.
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