Millangoda Podi Raja
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Molagoda elephant village camp in Sri Lanka

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Millangoda Podi Raja  dead elephant
Alternative name: Jayanthi



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 68 years old
Body height: 2.74 meter, 9.0 feet
Born:* 1952 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2020-06-29
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Molagoda elephant village camp, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1956-00-00Molagoda elephant village camp
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

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History of updates2018-04-26: new record

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Millangoda Podi Raja is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-06-29 at Molagoda elephant village camp, in Sri Lanka, .


Millangoda Podi Raja was born unknown 1952.

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Mr. S.R.S. Millangoda had purchased this tusker when it was 4 years of age, from a public auction at Dehiwala Zoological Garden.

The tusker has taken part in multiple processions of Buddhist temples across the island. Since 2016, it has carried the sacred relics at the Esala Perahera of Dalada Maligawa in Kandy for several years.

‘Millangoda Podi Raja’ carried the Sacred Tooth Relic casket for the first time in 2017, parading the Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala festival.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Millangoda Podi Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Molagoda elephant village camp in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 October 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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