October 6, 2008
Oct 06, Colombo: Despite the conflict between the two species Sri Lankans have managed to rescue the lives of five wild elephants fallen into agriculture wells in Kekirawa of the North Central Province during the last 3 days.
According to Wildlife Department, during a rescue operation that took place on October 3rd to remove two elephant calves and a female elephant, an onlooker was attacked by the female elephant and later succumbed to his injuries.
However, another female elephant died before being rescued on October 4th even though her calf was rescued.
Meanwhile an elephant and a calf fallen into an agriculture well on October 5th was taken out by using an earth moving machine.