Friday, July 06, 2018

Wild elephant attack in Girandurukotte claims the life of wild life officer

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A wildlife officer was attacked and killed by a wild elephant in the Viranagama area in Giradurukotte.

Police said the incident occurred during an operation to drive away a heard of wild elephants from the area last evening.

The victim was 53-year-old M.A. Wasantha, a resident of the Palathuruwella area in Padiyatalawa and was serving as a Guard for the Department of Wildlife.

The victim’s remains have been placed at the Girandurukotte Regional hospital.

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