Published: Sunday 15 November 1998

Senadhi, a six month baby elephant, was rescued by Sri Lankan soldiers from the Settikulam army base in the Kallady region after being hit by a bullet. The three-feet-tall elephant was hit by a bullet from a T-56 rifle but the circumstances under which he was injured were not clear. "When he came, he could hardly stand up," said Nandana Atapattu, the vet who was treating Senadhi. The elephant is now lodged at a transit home for elephants.

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