An operation to ward-off wild elephants in the villages of Thalawa & Thirappane located in Anuradhapura is underway.
Area residents charge that over 100 elephants broke into their village this morning.
Subsequently the area residents had come together in a collective effort to ward of these beasts.
However according to our correspondent this village had been founded on an elephant pass.
Our correspondent adds that the relevant authorities in this regard had not been notified in time.