Sri Lanka became the first South Asian country to crush and burn forfeited ivory today. A haul of 359 pieces of blood ivory, weighing 1.5 tons and worth over Rs. 4 billion forfeited by Sri Lanka Customs in 2012 was destroyed at the Galle Face, Colombo earlier today. (pic by Chamila Karunarathne)

Sri Lanka destroys forfeited ivory (1)