Elephant attack in Mattala reserve claims life of one

Elephant attack in Mattala reserve claims life of one

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jul, 2018 | 2:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A wild elephant attack in the Mattala reserve claimed the life of one person. The deceased was a father of two named S.R. Chaminda who was a resident of lower Mattala.

The victim had left his house on the morning of 7th July, in search of two of his cattle who had gone missing. News 1st correspondent reports that as he did not return the area residents had launched a search for him and his body was later found in the Mattala reserve.

Meanwhile, locals in Daaranpalawa, Potuwil had informed the Lahugala Wildlife office of an elephant who had fallen into a well in the area. The elephant was later rescued by the wildlife officers and released to the Daaranpalawa reserve.

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