Farmer dies in jumbo attack

An elderly farmer died when he was attacked by an elephant on Friday at the Periya Salambaikeny paddy area in Majeed Pura, Malwatta-03 in the Sammanthurai Police division.

The victim was identified as Kanthapper Kanesapillai, 61, of the Veeramunai area, a father of five.

The elephant had attacked him when he was at his paddy field. Investigations are continuing. 

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