Lankan jumbo to Armenia
Sri Lanka will donate a she elephant to Armenia in response to a
request by the Armenian Government to consolidate bilateral friendly
relations between the two countries.
The Cabinet has approved a memorandum submitted in this connection,
the Government Information Department said.
Director General National Zoological Gardens H. Dissanayake said
accordingly a nine-year-old she elephant named 'Asokamala' from the
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage will be sent to Armenia shortly.
He said as a reciprocal gesture Armenia has pledged to offer further
training to Sri Lankan veterinary surgeons and gift a set of its endemic
animals to Sri Lanka.