CID says baby elephant not registered under Ven. Dhammaloka Thera's name | Daily News


CID says baby elephant not registered under Ven. Dhammaloka Thera's name

Filing a further report into an incident where a two-and a-half-year-old elephant calf was found inside Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera's Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda, the CID yesterday told Court that the baby elephant was not registered under name of Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera or the Temple's name.

The CID made these revelations before Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris. Meanwhile Court ordered the CID to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the incident report to Court on January 14.

Filing a further report in Court, the CID sources that they have already recorded a statement from Ven. Dhammaloka Thera and the mahout who was in the temple in this regard and further informed that investigations are underway to ascertain as to how the baby elephant was brought down to the temple after being captured from a reserved forest without a valid license.

Wild Life Department officials had taken into custody a two and half year-old elephant calf which was found inside the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda on January 28 this year. 

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