The Wildlife Department has uncovered the cause of mysterious deaths of seven wild elephants in the recently conversed Habarana Thumbikulam reserve.
Director General of the Department M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said the death of the wild elephant is due to poisoning.
Within a few days, the death of these creatures fueled many news to be floated around the country. One of the stories circulating on social media was that these killings were committed to prove a politician's ritualistic vow. However, no such evidence has yet been received.