According to wildlife sources, the post-mortem examination confirmed that the elephant head recovered from Kirindi Oya in Thelulla Colony, and it was confirmed shot and killed.
Upul Indrajith, Assistant Wildlife Conservator of the Southern Province, said that two bullets were found by veterinarian Ananda Dharmakeerthy of the Wildlife Conservation Department, who conducted the post-mortem examination.
Initial investigations revealed that the elephant was shot dead, cut into pieces and thrown into the river. It is reported that other parts of the dead body have not yet been found.
Meanwhile, the Center for Cultural and Environmental Studies says that it is ready to offer cash rewards to anyone who provides information regarding the killing of elephants. If they have any information, they ask the public to contact the wildlife department hotline (1992) or CES at 0719005549.