We have previously visited such elephants who are well known to wait on the road waiting for food and to demand them from everyone who dares to take that road. Many Sri Lankans who travel on pilgrimage has to take this path and take this as an opportunity to offer fruits to these giants at multiple locations. They often think of it as a blessing to be able to feed such magnificent creatures.
To anyone visiting such areas covered with immense beauty and natural sites, we urge you to refrain from feeding these giants who happen to look kind and calm. This is for your safety, and if you fail, you might even find yourself in trouble with the wildlife department. Sometimes, the wildlife department vehicles patrol the area to chase these elephants away back to the wild, and these elephants run start to run even before wildlife officers get in range.
If you ever visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, make sure to visit the Kataragama temple to gain blessings from the Kataragama Deviyo. You can also find more elephants in some locations mentioned below.
More on Elephants:
In the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, Elephants roam the streets and through village areas freely in many regions of the country. The small island nation is full of elephants that are loved by most of the inhabitants of the island. Most educated in the country are continually fighting corruption and animal abuse especially towards the treasures that elephants are to the state as Sri Lankan elephants are known as the largest and the strongest among Asian elephants.
However, around farming villages where elephants raid crops, many conflicts are happening that have caused casualties to both sides. They have set a lot of fences and electric fences with barriers around many villages and farmlands around national parks and many massive forest reserves. These elephants often run into traps and wells placed along with farms for water supply.