Sri Lanka to implement measures to prevent elephant-train collisions

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Considering the frequent deaths and accidents of elephants on rail tracks and damage that causes on trains, prompt action will be taken to avoid more elephant-train collisions, said Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva.

This call for immediate plan by the Minister was set off by the recent tragic death of 4 elephants when they collided with a moving train carrying fuel.

Accordingly, a special committee was appointed by the Minister last evening (19), headed by Ministry Secretary G. S. Vithange.

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