Wilpattu jumbo killing: Milroy’s statement awaited
The CID team inquiring into the shooting of an elephant and four of its young, in the Wilpattu jungle is said to be awaiting a statement from the Christian Affairs Minister Milroy Fernando within the coming two weeks.

The animals are said to have received gunshot injuries from a T 56 rifle in the Pomparippu jungle area close to the church in the jungle. They are said to have been shot by some unidentified group.

The special police team deployed by the IGP to probe the incident last week obtained a statement from Major Handunetti of the Army Commando unit wherein he had stated that the incident took place around the time a group of 101 soldiers were undergoing a stint of training in that region.

This group is said to have not received prior permission for such training in the jungle and had been training in small groups inside the jungle.

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