Help The Abused Elephant at The Bellanwila Temple in Sri Lanka

  • by: Voice for the Voiceless
  • recipient: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga

Myan Kumaraya is an elephant that lives at the Bellanwila Buddhist Temple in the Colombo District of Sri Lanka.

He lives his life chained tightly to a tree, as you can see in the picture above. In January of 2019, a video surfaced of him being bathed in dirty water and beaten by his mahout or handler. Just recently two more videos surfaced again of him being bathed in dirty water and beaten. This is absolutely criminal.

Sign the petition to ask that the government of Sri Lanka remove Myan Kumaraya from the Bellanwila Temple and place him in an environment free from abuse.


Update #24 years ago
Hello, this petition was submitted to both the president and prime minister of Sri Lanka on January 27th. Hopefully it will make a difference. It will stay open so it can continue to get signatures and will be submitted again in the future if need be.
Update #14 years ago
This petition will be presented to the president of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Tourism in December after their elections.
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