Sri Lanka Daily News
April 20, 2009
Wild elephants infiltrating from Lunugamvehera National Park to Kataragama area is frequently resulting in human-elephant conflicts.
The Lunugamvehera National Park authorities say this is due to damaged section of the electricity fence at Wilamba Wewa area where there is a conflict between the authorities and farmers over a tank a paddy fields inside the national park.
The farmers claim the ownership of the lands while the authorities say that they cannot be released to farmer as these lands are within the national park.
Because of this reason heavy elephant tolls have been reported to the wildlife authorities.