CJS launches world’s first Elephant friendly bus at Wasgamuwa

 

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In an attempt to address Sri Lanka’s Human Elephant Conflict, Colombo Jewellery Stores ( CJS) launched the ‘Unforgettable’ campaign in 2014 aimed at saving wild elephants at the Wasgamuwa National Park. The villagers living adjacent to the Wasgamuwa National Park undergo severe safety issues as the Elephants at the park sometimes access water from an irrigation tank located outside the reserve through an ‘Elephant Corridor’.

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In March 2016 CJS along with the Sri Lanka Wild Life Conservation Society presented a 24 seater        ele-friendly bus for the use of the villagers living adjacent to the Wasgamuwa Park. The bus service officially commenced on the 23rd of May 2016 and currently buffers school children, farmers and pedestrians providing safe transportation on this busy rural roadway which transects one of the region’s most important ancient elephant corridors.1 13 11 6