The two tour guides who allegedly took the young couple, who were attacked by the elephants, to the Diyaluma Waterfall Forest Reservation without proper authority have been remanded.

Bandarawela Magistrate Mrs K. Jeevarani ordered that two young guides who were produced before the court for trespassing in a forest reserve without permission be remanded until May 25.

The tour guides have allegedly been held responsible for providing space for the young couple to camp out in the forest reservation at night when an unruly elephant attacked them.

Accordingly, Soundaraj Wimalender (24), a resident of Pitarathmalewatta, Haputale, and Ramasamy Manoharan (33), a resident of Wailmudukkuwa, Poonagala Section 3, was remanded by the Magistrate.

A young woman named Tarushi Kavisha Gammachari, who was a resident of the Matara Kekanadura area and was trained as a nurse in a private hospital, died in this incident.

Her fiancé, who was injured by the elephant attack, is being treated at Diyathalawa Hospital. He is 22 years old and works as a sales promotion officer for a private company in Kurunegala.


The two who acted as tourist guides without licenses were arrested by the Koslanda police on suspicion and presented to the Bandarawela court yesterday (13).


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