Wild elephants continue to wreck havoc

Wild elephants continue to wreck havoc

Written by Staff Writer

19 Feb, 2019 | 2:08 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Human Elephant conflicts have created a wide range of issues for residents of several areas.

Thalaawa

A lorry that was traveling to the Thambuttegama Economic Centre was damaged in a wild elephant attack that occurred in Naabadawewa in Thalaawa. News 1st correspondent noted that the wild elephant had attacked the lorry opposite the Nabada Wewe Bodhirukkarama Viharastanaya.

The locals claim that a herd of elephants roam in the area and damage banana, coconut and paddy cultivations as well.

Galenbindunuwewa

Wild elephants have also encroached on certain areas in Galenbindunuwewa. News 1st correspondent noted that the villagers in Yakkala, Mahasenpura, Ulpathaara, and Udakallagama are facing a threat of wild elephants. The villagers claim that the elephants encroach from the Huruluwewa reserve.

Galgamuwa

Meanwhile, the carcass of a tusker was discovered in Pothanegama in Raswehere Galgamuwa. The 30-year-old tusker was reportedly about 9 feet tall. Wildlife officers attached to the Meegaleewa Wildlife office said that the tusker died about a week ago.

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