Tussle With Tuskers

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The Pelwatte sugar plantation is a popular spot for hungry elephants from the nearby sanctuaries.rn

rnAgents manning the Estate Protection Unit (EPU) are busy on a night search and their search operations are mostly concentrated around the electric fences the only defense against invaders.

rnAgents of the EPU say regular night patrols, electric fences, trenches and watchmen are inadequate to beat elephant tactics.

rnThe sugar plantation no wonder is a popular spot for the hungry elephants.

rn”On one side of our bound is Yala National Park and on the other side is Handapanagala Tank – another elephant sanctuary. Elephants go to Handapanagala during drought. Pelwatte plantation is in between,” saidrnV S Halp