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Another Documented Instance Of A Buddhist Temple Elephant In Sri Lanka Being Physically ABUSED!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” article from Feb. 3, 2020.


“Daily Mail” article above INCLUDES this video.


Click to access original Facebook source for the “Daily Mail” story.


Another incident.


Click to access my post from last year.


Click to access my post from just a few months ago.


This is SO, SO distressing. I tried to contact some folks in Sri Lanka about this after the last incident. Nothing. They just don’t care.

I given this considerable thought. I have an explanation. Plain, dumb, stupidity.

These folks abusing the temple elephants aren’t cruel. Just mindless. Stupid. They don’t realize what they are doing. I kid you not.

In general Sri Lankans are not cerebral. I present MYSELF as exhibit #1 and in the scheme of things I am slightly above average. So, you can see the problem we face.

These folks are dumb. The elephants are more intelligent than them. I am talking about my folks, my people, my relatives. We are stupid. Please forgive us.

Sri Lanka is going to the dogs. The best thing that can happen is for China to occupy it and make it into a governed territory.


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by Anura Guruge


Treatment Of This 70-Year Old, Kandy Temple Elephant Is A SIN On All Sri Lankan Buddhists.

by Anura Guruge


From TODAY. Click image to access their Facebook page. They are REAL.


Click to ENLARGE. Use above link.


Click to ENLARGE. Use link from 1st picture.


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia. He is no longer in charge. But, ….


Click to access my post from just a few months ago.


I do NOT think this can be dismissed as FAKE news. I am NOT there in Kandy, to go and check, but the pictures look real. [Yes, it was over 50-years ago BUT I used to visit the Temple often, have fed the elephants and, moreover, have, unlike most, had the privilege of seeing the REAL tooth relic (inside the innermost sanctum) as opposed to the replica that is on display and paraded in the perahera.]

This is distressing. There is NO excuse for this.

I am kind of surprised and puzzled. In general, ‘we’ (i.e., Sri Lankans) take good care of our elephants — despite some unnecessary stupidity like getting them to kneel to worship Buddhist statues. This is beyond the pale.

This kind of inhumane treatment has no place in any culture, let alone a culture that CLAIMS to value compassion.

I, alas, now, have ZERO contacts in Sri Lanka. I left 52-years ago — this month.

But, I ‘messaged’ Neranjan Wijeyeratne via Facebook. He was one of the many surrogate sons my parents adopted. He lived with them in Paris for years. I was living in the U.K. at the time. But, we visited Paris often and as such I knew Neranjan well. Let’s see if I hear back from him.

IF YOU have contacts in Sri Lanka — ideally with clout, PLEASE do something about this.

This is ANOTHER blot-in-the-copybook for Sri Lankan Buddhists.


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by Anura Guruge