Video: An elephant and a calf kept at a residence in Mireegama sent to elephant orphanage
The Wildlife officials took measures to relocate a wild elephant and a calf illegally detained at Kandalama ancient residence in Meerigama, to the Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage.
Wildlife officials found the elephants when they have been brought to Kandalama ancient residence en route to another location.
Director General of Wildlife Conservation Department H. D. Ratnayake said that a case has been filed against the persons involved in illegal detention for breaching the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance.
The officials have filed a case against the alleged persons at Meerigama Courts.
Wildlife Officials commenced an investigation following a tip off by environmental organizations.
Environmentalist Ravindra Kariyawasam said they have received information regarding elephants and tuskers detained in several ancient residences.