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05 Mar

Episode 3 – Kaudulla National Park

A Close Call This incident occurred on a Poya day in the month of September 2004, at the ‘KithulUthuwa’ area, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Kaudalla National Park. At the time, my rank was that of ‘Wildlife Ranger Class 1’ of Polonnaruwaunder Kaudalla National Park. After midnight, around 12:45 am, I received word […]

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March 5, 2022
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28 Feb

Episode 2 – Kahalle Pallekele Sanctuary

Chased by a marsh crocodile This incident occurred at the start of my career. The Wilpattu National Park was divided into eight divisions. I had started as a Third Grade Ranger in one of those divisions, called ‘Pomparippuwa’. In those days we were not assigned vehicles for field work by the Sri Lankan government. We […]

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February 28, 2022
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10 Jan

Episode 1 – Wilpattu National Park

My encounter with an elephant  As I recall, this incident occurred in February 1984. Our mission was to capture an elephant in theGalgamuwa, Ras Vehera region, then transport it to a different location after loading it into a truck. I was a recruit with nearly two years of experience. Prior to this mission, my work […]

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January 10, 2022
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