The body of a tusker, gunned down by a hunter at Thabbowa sanctuary on the night of November 28, has been found by officers of the Karuwalagaswewa wildlife office near a tank. Aged around 25 years, its tusks had reached a growth of around three feet.
Wildlife officers say no arrests have been made yet regarding the killing. The postmortem examination found the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the tusker’s chest area.
K. Priyakara – Puttalam