Residents of the area had informed of this officials attached to the Kithukotte wildlife department.
The veterinarian in charge of the Uva and Central provinces, Dr Dharmakeerthi conducted the post mortem examination. The post mortem examination revealed that the elephant had died due to injuries caused by shooting.
Wildlife officers said that two lead bullets were discovered from the remains of the elephant, which was 7 ft 5 inches in height, and 20 years of age.
(Pics : Jayantha Weerasekara - Wellawaya Corr.)