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Elephant rampage in perahera, monk killed


A 25-year-old Buddhist monk of the Katana Sri Wardhanarama Temple passed away after an elephant who went on rampage had attacked the monk during a Perahera in Katana last night.

Police said the monk was admitted to the Negombo Hospital and succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

The monk, Kulasendawe Rahula Thera who graduated from the Kelaniya University had been teaching at a Pirivena school in Eppawala, Anuradhapura.

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