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* President gifts two baby elephants to Army and Police
Thu, Jan 30, 2014, 02:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday gifted two baby elephants to the Sri Lanka Army and the Police at a function held at the Temple Trees.

A three and a half year old baby elephant was handed over to the to the Sri Lanka Army's Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment as its mascot. Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, accepted documents related to the baby elephant from the President as a symbol of acceptance. The mascot will be named as Kandula VIII.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) N. K. Ilangakoon accepted the custodianship of the four and half year old baby elephant, 'Abhitha' for the Police ceremonials.

Following the brief ceremony the elephant babies were treated for a tray of fruits.

The baby elephants have been donated by the Department of Wildlife to be used at ceremonial functions of the Army and the Police.

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Minister of Wild Life Conservation Vijith Vijithamuni Zoysa, Secretary to the Ministry of Wild Life Conservation Udeni Wickremasinghe and Director General of Wildlife. H.D. Ratnayake were also present at the occasion.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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