Ceremonial tusker at Esala Perahera Nedungamuwe Raja has died

The ceremonial tusker at the Kandy Esala Perahera, Nedungamuwe Raja, has died.

The elephant was 69-years-old at the time of his death.

The Nadungamuwe Raja has been carrying the main casket consecutively for over 11 years.

The elephant is often transported on the streets from one location to another under tight security. (Colombo Gazette)