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Sophi, a 52-year-old African elephant, has died at the Indianapolis Zoo

2020-10-08 - Indianapolis, United States. Lawrence Andrea, Indianapolis Star

Zoo officials said they made "the difficult decision" to euthanize Sophi after her condition declined over the last few days. At 52 years old, Sophi "was among the oldest African elephants in human care in North America."


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Mother-daughter elephants separated for years reunite

2015-04-09 - Indianapolis, United States.

Video of a reunion between a mother elephant and her baby is making its way around the Internet and prompting thousands of viewers to say, “awwwwwww.” MeBai and her mother Mae Yui had been separated for three years. A videographer was there when the mother-daughter pair were reunited on a sunny day. It’s plain to see the moment is a happy one. MeBai and Mae Yui appear to be dancing around, ears flapping in and out, and each donning smiles so big they’re infectious.


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Mastodon mania: Indiana"s prehistoric beasts the stars of Indiana museum"s new exhibit

2013-12-29 - Indianapolis, United States.

Indiana´s own prehistoric beasts are the focus of the museum´s new exhibition. "Ice Age Giants" re-creates the process of uncovering the fossilized bones of mammoths and mastodons, identifying them, studying them and finally reassembling the skeletons to tower once again.


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The Indiana State Museum is preparing for a massive new attraction.

Indiana State Museum Preps "Fred the Mastodon"

2013-01-16 - Indianapolis, United States.

Staffers are busy assembling 300 bones of "Fred the Mastodon." Chief Curator Ronald Richards says they believe the bones are about 13,000 years old. Richards says they´ve spent months building a steel frame upon which to mount the bones. However, he says the bones themselves are authentic. Richards says more mastodon discoveries have been found in the Indiana area than any other state. He says the exhibit will be about nine feet high and 20 feet long.


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Nominations are now open for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize

2010-07-07 - Indianapolis, United States.

Nominations for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation, will be accepted from now until January 21, 2011. The $100,000 biennial award is given to an individual animal conservationist who has made significant achievements in advancing sustainability of an animal species or group of species. It represents the largest individual monetary award for animal conservation in the world and is given as an unrestricted gift to the chosen recipient.


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Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, winner of the Indianapolis Prize for animal preservation meets baby Zahara, an African elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Indianapolis Prize, Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton

2010-06-03 - Indianapolis, United States.

Douglas-Hamilton is one of world´s best known experts on the African elephants and was the first to do an in-depth study on there behavior, and chronicled the elephant holocaust for ivory between 1979-1989 helping to implement the world ivory trade ban


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Elephants Are Cool. Researcher Wants To Know How They Do It

2009-08-10 - Indianapolis, United States. Stan Lehr

Elephants don't sweat. Cocktail party trivia to you, perhaps, but to Michael Rowe it's a scientific challenge. Rowe, a doctoral student at Indiana State University, is studying how elephants deal with hot and cold at four zoos in Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Toronto. By learning how heat is dissipated in different environments, he hopes to better understand the impact of vanishing habitat and possibly provide new guidelines for the care of elephants in captivity.


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Children, adult injured when elephant bumps stairs

2009-03-07 - Indianapolis, United States.

Indianapolis fire officials say a dozen children and an adult have suffered minor injuries when a circus elephant knocked over a portable stairway at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Reith (RIGHT') said none of the injured needed to go to a hospital after the incident Saturday at the Murat Shrine Circus. Reith says the elephant was giving rides to children when it bumped the stairway where adults and other children were standing.


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Elephant conservationist Iain Douglas-Hamilton nominated for Indianapolis Prize

2008-09-26 - Indianapolis Prize, United States. John Stehr

Hes taken on an incredible job, a commitment to save a species.
That commitment to elephants has landed Iain Douglas-Hamilton as a nominee for the Indianapolis Prize. "I think I always wanted to fly," Douglas-Hamilton said. "I wanted to see how far the elephants went and from the air it's just a revelation." No one has revealed to the world more about African Elephants than Douglas-Hamilton. He was the first to put collars on key members of herds to track their movement and habits.


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June 18: Elephant Awareness Week at Indianapolis Zoo

2008-06-18 - Indianapolis, United States.

Elephant Awareness Week — Indianapolis Zoo. Elephant Awareness Week begins today. 11:30 a.m., elephant bath; 1:30 and 3 p.m., elephant show.


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State museum displays mastodon bones found in Allen County

2007-12-14 - INDIANAPOLIS, United States.

Dan Buesching still remembers the day he stumbled across the bones of a mastodon while working at the family peat bog in northeastern Indiana. When he hit the skull entombed in the soil of an ancient lake in 1998, he thought it was a tree stump. But then he saw the white enamel of the fist-sized teeth. “I was just kind of shocked,” Buesching said.


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Zoo zeroes in on 6 champions of conservation. Finalists named for Indianapolis Prize, which carries a $100,000 cash award

2007-12-04 - Indianapolis, United States. Rob Schneider

Six conservationists recognized for their work on behalf of animals have been named finalists for the 2008 Indianapolis Prize and its $100,000 cash award. The 2008 finalists are: Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Rodney Jackson, K. Ullas Karanth, Laurie Marker, Roger Payne, George Schaller. The Indianapolis Zoo, which bestows the award biennially, selected the finalists from 29 nominees. The winner will be announced next summer, and the $100,000 and Lilly Medal will be formally presented at a gala in India...


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Hot Spots - August 24th-26th

2007-08-24 - Indianapolis, United States. Julie Patterson

Happy birthday to the city's youngest African elephant. Zahara will be one year old on August 31st. She was about 260 pounds when she was born. The heaviest baby born here at the zoo, said elephant trainer Tim Littig. She weighs 718 pounds as of yesterday morning. In honor of Zaharas first birthday August 31, the zoo is hosting a party. Join them Saturday for elephant bingo, prizes and cupcakes.


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Growing Indianapolis Zoo baby elephant Zahara cavorts for contest winner

2006-12-12 - Indianapolis, United States. Diana Penner

Ashlee Kestler was amazed at how much her "baby,'' Zahara, had grown in a little more than two months -- from a shade under 300 pounds to solid 452 pounds. Kestler, 21, won the contest to name Zahara, born Aug. 31 at the Indianapolis Zoo, and today got her private, backstage meeting with the growing calf, her mother, Ivory, and Sophi, the matriarch of the zoo's herd. She had seen Zahara when she was barely a month old and up from her birth weight of 266 pounds.


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Baby elephant Kedar one-year-old

2006-10-24 - Indianapolis, United States.

A one-year birthday bash for a member of the Indianapolis Zoo on Saturday. Baby elephant Kedar turned one year old today. The pachyderm celebrated with a fruit medley of watermelon, strawberries, pears, and apples. The Zoo tells us Kedar is growing fast. Kedar isn't the youngest elephant at the zoo. That title belongs to Zehara born just a couple months ago.


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The Indianapolis Zoo"s newest elephant now has a name to go along with her baby face and big ears: Zahara. Winning entry in zoo contest means "flower"

2006-09-27 - Indianapolis, United States. Rob Schneider

The zoo's elephant staff selected the name from among more than 10,000 entries submitted for the name-the-elephant contest sponsored by The Indianapolis Star and WTHR (Channel 13). The name is believed to be of Arabic origin and is an African word meaning flower, flowering or shining, said Jill Sampson, senior elephant trainer. Zahara was born Aug. 31 at the zoo.


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Indy Zoo"s baby elephant "doing great"

2006-09-06 - Indianapolis, United States. Kevin Rader

This is a very exciting time at the Indianapolis Zoo. Four days ago the zoo brought a new baby elephant into the world. On Tuesday, Eyewitness News got a firsthand look at the new addition to the family. The elephants are kicking up their heels at the Indianapolis Zoo over the birth of a second baby calf in less than a year. Last October Kedar was born. Four days ago a baby girl was added to the herd. She is vocal, active and curious and she craves attention from the trainers who are spending 24...


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The Indianapolis Zoo today is celebrating the birth of an African elephant.

2006-09-01 - Indianapolis, United States. Vic Ryckaert

Ivory, the zoo’s 24-year-old African elephant, gave birth to a 266-pound female calf at 9 p.m. Thursday, zoo spokeswoman Judy Gagen said this morning.
Debbie Olsen, the zoo’s director of conservation and science programs, said the birth is exciting to staff, visitors and is a boost to the national organizations that monitor the elephant-breeding program.


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Scientists learn from birth, Knowledge from elephant"s pregnancy may someday help herds worldwide

2005-10-23 - Indianapolis, United States. Diana Penner

Kubwa, the Indianapolis Zoo's 29-year-old, 7,500-pound new mother, and her baby bull are part of science that someday could save the lives of wild elephants.
The mother and baby, and the Indianapolis Zoo's other five elephants, all are African elephants, and their cousins are so scarce in some parts of the African continent that they are considered threatened or endangered. But the massive mammals are so abundant in other areas that they have to be culled.


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PETA Says Video Shows Circus Mistreating Elephants - protesting against a circus that is in town for the weekend, saying undercover video shows a trainer mistreating elephants.

2005-08-26 - INDIANAPOLIS, United States.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it secretly recorded the video of a trainer working for Carson & Barnes Circus. It says the footage shows a trainer instructing someone else on how to use electric prods and bull hooks to train them for performances. The circus is performing at the Marion County Fairgrounds this weekend. Before the first event Friday afternoon, circusgoers were met by protestors with PETA.


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Indianapolis Zoo: Elephant Trainer

2005-04-14 - Indianapolis, United States. AZA

The Indianapolis Zoo is seeking a professional to join the staff of their progressive and internationally respected elephant program. The Indianapolis Zoo is known for its’ pioneering research in training, reproduction, and artificial insemination. We currently have 1.4 African elephants. The program will be expanding with the upcoming births of two calves. Experience with elephants is essential. Experience with elephant births and calves preferred.


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African elephant Ivory is expecting - in 2006 - Zoo gets news: Pachyderm"s pregnant

2005-02-12 - Indianapolis, United States. Dan McFeely

An elephant is pregnant, and pop icon Michael Jackson might just be a proud grandpa, sort of. Ivory, an African elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo, is expecting her second baby. And the father is . . . well, we don't really know.

But there is a 50-50 chance that it's Ali -- once the proud pachyderm owned by Jackson, who tried to breed him at his Neverland zoo near Los Angeles before giving him away in 1997.

Ali, who now resides at the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida, is o...


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Indianapolis Zoo"s New Star Shines, Thanks to Science

2000-07-17 - Indianapolis, United States. CARL H. LAVIN

The elephant baby Amali made elephant history with her birth on March 6: she is the first African elephant conceived using artificial insemination. But on a recent afternoon, the 400-pound was grabbing a visitor's shirt with her trunk and chewing on the seam. ''She's a toddler,'' Lesley Mackie, an elephant keeper at the Indianapolis Zoo said. ''Everything goes in the mouth.''


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Zookeeper Leslie Mackie attacked by elephant Cita in Indianapolis Zoo

1998-11-08 - Indianapolis, United States.

A 29-year-old female elephant, Cita, bludgeoned a zookeeper with her trunk, breaking the woman's ribs. Leslie Mackie was bathing four elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo when Cita, who had been aggressive toward other elephants, raised her head in a threatening manner toward another one of the animals. When Ms. Mackie told Cita, "No," the animal turned and struck the woman several times with her trunk, Ms Mackie lost consciousness briefly, and when she came to she called for help to other keepers.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Indianapolis2020-10-08 - Indianapolis, United States - Sophi, a 52-year-old African elephant, has died at the Indianapolis Zoo 2015-04-09 - Indianapolis, United States - Mother-daughter elephants separated for years reunite 2013-12-29 - Indianapolis, United States - Mastodon mania: Indiana"s prehistoric beasts the stars of Indiana museum"s new exhibit 2013-01-16 - Indianapolis, United States - Indiana State Museum Preps "Fred the Mastodon" 2010-07-07 - Indianapolis, United States - Nominations are now open for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize 2010-06-03 - Indianapolis, United States - Indianapolis Prize, Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton 2009-08-10 - Indianapolis, United States - Elephants Are Cool. Researcher Wants To Know How They Do It 2009-03-07 - Indianapolis, United States - Children, adult injured when elephant bumps stairs 2008-06-18 - Indianapolis, United States - June 18: Elephant Awareness Week at Indianapolis Zoo 2007-12-14 - INDIANAPOLIS, United States - State museum displays mastodon bones found in Allen County 2007-12-04 - Indianapolis, United States - Zoo zeroes in on 6 champions of conservation. Finalists named for Indianapolis Prize, which carries a $100,000 cash award 2007-08-24 - Indianapolis, United States - Hot Spots - August 24th-26th 2006-12-12 - Indianapolis, United States - Growing Indianapolis Zoo baby elephant Zahara cavorts for contest winner 2006-10-24 - Indianapolis, United States - Baby elephant Kedar one-year-old 2006-09-27 - Indianapolis, United States - The Indianapolis Zoo"s newest elephant now has a name to go along with her baby face and big ears: Zahara. Winning entry in zoo contest means "flower" 2006-09-06 - Indianapolis, United States - Indy Zoo"s baby elephant "doing great" 2006-09-01 - Indianapolis, United States - The Indianapolis Zoo today is celebrating the birth of an African elephant. 2005-10-23 - Indianapolis, United States - Scientists learn from birth, Knowledge from elephant"s pregnancy may someday help herds worldwide 2005-08-26 - INDIANAPOLIS, United States - PETA Says Video Shows Circus Mistreating Elephants - protesting against a circus that is in town for the weekend, saying undercover video shows a trainer mistreating elephants. 2005-04-14 - Indianapolis, United States - Indianapolis Zoo: Elephant Trainer 2005-02-12 - Indianapolis, United States - African elephant Ivory is expecting - in 2006 - Zoo gets news: Pachyderm"s pregnant 2000-07-17 - Indianapolis, United States - Indianapolis Zoo"s New Star Shines, Thanks to Science 1998-11-08 - Indianapolis, United States - Zookeeper Leslie Mackie attacked by elephant Cita in Indianapolis Zoo

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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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