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 Post subject: Human - Elephant conflict - Man & Elephant killed
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:53 pm 
Man arrested for killing elephant by shooting

By Athula Prasanna, Anuradhpaura.
DM/ Monday, July 25, 2005


A person who had allegedly killed a wild elephant in Kabithigollewa Ulapatha, Maraoya area by shooting was taken into custody by Kabithigollawa police. Police said that the shot gun allegedly used to shoot the elephant also had been recovered from the possession of the suspect.

The suspect had confessed to the police that he had shot at the beast when it came to destroy his paddy field on the Esala full moon day. Veterinary surgeon in charge of Wayamba Wild Life zone Mr. Chandana Jayasingeh said that the dead animal is seven and a half feet in height. He said that a lead pellet was found inside the skull of the elephant and that it had died due to the injuries caused to its brain.


Elephant kills 48 year-old man

By Palith Ariyawansa – Badulla.
DM/ Monday, July 25, 2005


Gunawardena Liyanarachchi Hendrick Appuhamy of Suriyaketiya, .a forty eight year old father of three children had died at about 2.30 p.m. on Saturday (23) as a result of an attack by a wild elephant.

When the victim had gone to Randenigala sanctuary to look for his buffaloes with his eldest son the solitary elephant which was drinking water had chased after them. The father and son had run in opposite directions. The son had heard from his hiding place an elephant shattering and crushing branches of trees and shrubs and heard the screaming of the father. When the noise had subsided the son had gone there and seen his father dead seriously injured by the elephant.

Inquiries disclosed that this is the ninth villager to have been killed by this solitary elephant.


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