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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 12:23
Ingesting poison the reason for the death of wild elephants
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It has been revealed that 6 she-elephants and one male elephant died because of ingesting poison, at the Habarana – Hiriwadunna Thunbimkulama Forest Reserve.

The Wild Life Department appointed a committee of three to inquire into this incident and this fact has been revealed in the report they have issued, the Director General of Wild life Chandana Sooriyabandara told the Hiru News Division.

Anyhow, the type of poison ingested has not been revealed.

These reports have been sent to the Government Analyst’s Department to find out what type of poison had caused the deaths of these elephants. Body parts of the elephants had been handed over to the Government Analyst’s department previously and these reports are due to be received next week.

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