Chandru at Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya temple

† Chandru
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 2003?
Death reason: :
Location:Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya temple
ArrivedBellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya temple
Born:
Document updated2013-06-05: 
2006: After the death of 75-year-old 'Chandru', the 'vacancy' for a tusker remains unfilled for the last three-years for carrying the karanduwe in the Esala Perahera of the Bellanwilla Raja Maha Viharaya. "Chandru' was the only tusker for the entire Western province and now the province has to beg the services of the two tuskers belonging to the Gampaha District.

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  • http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2006/08/27/pow04.asp

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