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* Two wild elephants roaming the villages in southern Sri Lanka caught and released to national park
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 10:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan wildlife authorities have finally managed to capture two young wild elephants roaming villages in the south for over a month after two days of struggling.

Wildlife officials captured the two elephants who had started their roaming spree from Sooriyaweva in Hambantota and come to Walasmulla and from there had arrived at Kuttigala in Embilipitiya area.

They have been damaging crops and wandering in the villages for over a month, the residents said.

The two elephants have been hanging around in the Kuttigala area since the 29th of last month becoming a threat to the residents. They were captured on Saturday (07 October) after a two-day operation following an order from the Embilipitiya court in response to a request made by the Kuttigala police.

The two animals had been captured following a joint operation conducted by officials of Udawalawe Eth-athurusevana, Hambantota Wildlife Conservation Department officials and Sri Lanka Army officials.

The two elephants were later released to the Udawalawe National Wildlife Park.

 

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