Wildlife Ministry to probe “Tikiri” being used in Perahera

Wildlife Ministry to probe “Tikiri” being used in Perahera

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) -The Wildlife Ministry has ordered a probe on the incident where a 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri had been used in the Esala Perahera despite her health condition.

Wildlife Minister John Amaratunge said he had instructed the Ministry officials to initiate an inquiry into this matter to ascertain how and why an elephant in such poor health was used in the perahera and to take necessary action against those responsible for this.

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