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

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

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jun, 2018 | 12:49 pm

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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