"This is perhaps the only place in the world where people can feed wild elephants," he said
"Taking a leaf from the experience in other countries, Sri Lankan authorities could turn the feeding of wild elephants into a money spinning enterprise while making it safe for both the beasts and animal lovers.
"I suggest that the Wild Life authorities set up elevated structures at a few places along the park border where people can climb and feed wild elephants."Guards could be placed to ensure that the food that is offered is free of any plastic or any such material that could be dangerous to the animals."
Elephant are intelligent and congregate along several places on the road where fruit vendors have set up shop.
People in passing vehicles stop buy fruit and feed the elephants.
Wildlife officials especially in weekends try to driven them back into the park with crackers.
Some elephants fade into the nearby shrub and emerge to the roadside as soon as the sound of the wildlife truck fades away, much to the amusement of regular passers-by.
Senathipathy suggests that fees could be charged to get on the platform at elephants from a safe distance and suppliers of fruit could also be allowed to set up stalls for a fee.
Conservationists however do not encourage the feeding of wild animals.