Hirunews Logo
Weerawila+elephant+who+was+shot+brought+to+shore
Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 12:20
Weerawila elephant who was shot brought to shore
15

Shares
1,912

Views

The elephant which had fallen into the 'Samurdhi wewa' in the Weerawila kudagammana 11-area, upon having being shot at in one of its legs, has been brought to shore.

According to the grama seva officer of the Thissapura area Sunil Palitha, the elephant had been brought to shore with assistance of forest officials.

Speaking to our News Team the grama seva officer of the Thissapura area noted that the elephant's condition was grave.

Meanwhile, the elephant cared for by the Kotte Raja Maha Buddhist Temple, which was named ‘Lanka’ has succumbed to its injuries upon having being struck by lightning.

The elephant which had been tied to a tree in the 'Ingiriya-Akkra 20 area' was struck by lightning subsequent to the tree it was tied to was struck.

The deceased elephant is believed to be around 19 years of age.

The final rights of the beast will be performed this evening. 

Meanwhile, a couple who had been residing at an adjacent house to where the lightning strike took place have been admitted to hospital due to shock.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
1,518 Views
406 Views
3,327 Views
8,265 Views
11,378 Views
53,226 Views
Top