The police said that at least 11 people were injured in the incident.
According to the police, the elephant went berserk just before the perahera commenced.
In all, 12 people were injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment.
One woman later died in hospital and the police said that she is reported to have been a heart patient and died of a heart attack.
Further investigations over the incident and the death of the 60 year old woman will be carried out by the relevant officials, the police media unit said. (Colombo Gazette)