Shortage of elephants in processions this year

Monday, 16 January 2017 - 9:35


There is an issue of providing elephants and tuskers to processions taking place this year, Organization to Protect Tamed Elephants says.

Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Katharagama Maha Devalaya D.P. Kumarage said elephants that were trained to take part in Peraheras were taken to elephant orphanages by the Wildlife Department.

Organization to Protect Tamed Elephants conducted a Pooja at Kataragama for a solution to the matter.