Koliya is shot and killed to cut off the tusks

According to Ritigala Wildlife Office, a tusk elephant named “Koliya” who lives in Ritigala and Minneriya National Parks was shot and killed. Wildlife officials say that Koliya’s age could have been close to 15 years when she was killed, and her tusks, which were about two feet long, were still growing.

Following a complaint that the elephant could not be seen, the wildlife found the body of the elephant during a search. Wild life officers say that Koliya is an elephant that has become a popular tourist attraction

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