Feb 03, 2017

Rogue elephant rules Katukeliyawa-Diyabeduma road

People who use the Katukeliyawa-Diyabeduma road are in difficulties and facing threats due to a rogue wild elephant frequenting the area.

This big jumbo stays near the road for around three hours at a time and tries to attack the passing vehicles.

People say the relevant authorities have been informed about this wild elephant, but nothing has been done yet.

This is the shortest route for them to access the Hingurakgoda-Minneriya and Colombo-Batticaloa main roads.

(pictures: W.A. Piyatilake)