Navy in jumbo rescue effort
elephant rescued by the Navy. Picture courtesy Navy
Naval troops attached to SLNS Pandukabhaya of the North-central Naval
Command saved the life of an elephant at Kudahalmillewa in Poonewa
The elephant had wandered into the village in the night and had
fallen into an abandoned agricultural well.
Informed about the incident by the Grama Niladhari, Naval personnel
rushed to the location and pulled out the trapped elephant to safety
with a backhoe, in a one and half hour effort, supported by villagers.
Once set free, the elephant fled into the jungle .