UPDATE: Attempt to seize Oruwala elephants engaged in Polo results in jumbo encounter

UPDATE: Attempt to seize Oruwala elephants engaged in Polo results in jumbo encounter

UPDATE: Attempt to seize Oruwala elephants engaged in Polo results in jumbo encounter

Written by Staff Writer

07 Apr, 2015 | 3:25 pm

The elephant calf which was taken into custody of the wildlife officers in the Oruwala area in Athurugiriya recently was presented before the Kaduwela Magistrate on the night of Monday April 6.  The magistrate ordered for the elephant calf to be transferred to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The Kaduwela Magistrate  also ordered the release of the two mahouts on bail.

The Lawyer Representing the accused stated that the elephant was seized because the license wasn’t renewed. It was also observed that there were a few shortcomings in this matter given by the Department of the Wildlife, when presenting facts to court

Deputy Director of Wildlife W.A.D.U. Indrajith noted that they arrested the mahouts and two individuals. They were released on surety bail of 20,000 rupees.

The elephant calf which was handed over to the Pinnawala Orphanage, it is claimed belonged to an individual named Maharagama Ali Roshan.

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