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May 28, 2019

Tusker shot in head dies

The tusker found in a field in the Nawagaththegamuwa, Moragahawewa, Mahapitiya in Puttalam with gunshot injuries has passed away around 3.00 pm today (28 May).

The wildlife officers found this Tusker last morning (27 May).

A group including veterinarian Isuru Kottegoda had been treating the tusker for two days in order to save its life as it had sustained injuries to its neck and few other areas.

The postmortem of the tusker, who is believed to be 25 years old, will be conducted tomorrow.

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