Amazing article, I was in Sri Lanka in April 2012 and during the actual Indian Ocean-wide tsunami in 2004 (thankfully unharmed but it changed my life). A must read!
By Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
The agitated bull elephant with tusks was seemingly leading me and my family to safety away from the sea and a possible tsunami. It was 7.20 a.m, several hours before a tsunami alert was issued at 2.30 p.m. on April 11, 2012 by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. I was on a game drive with my family as guests of Mahoora who operate luxury tented safaris. The Mahoora driver Priyantha and I had never seen anything like this before. The agitated tusker emerged mysteriously from a grassy plain onto the road and solemnly marched in front of the vehicle leading us along Meda Para, away from the low lying Gonalabbe Plain and the sea beyond it. The task completed, it disappeared into the thorn scrub.
We later heard of a leopard with a cub on a tree near the Buttuwa Spill. As we turned into…
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