Colombo Jewellery Stores (CJS) together with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) and other sponsors last week presented a 24-seater Ele-friendly bus for the use of the villagers of Wasgamuwa.

This initiative will help those who live adjacent to the Weheragala Elephant corridor in ensuring their own safety and passage across the corridor devoid of the danger from elephants.

In partnership with the SLWCS, which is spearheaded by Ravi Corea, the CJS ‘Unforgettable’ campaign aimed at saving elephants in the wild began in December 2014, when CJS Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez, joined CJS Chairman Akram Cassim, Ravi Corea and the villagers to walk from Weheragala village to the elephant corridor. These surrounds are home to about 350 to 400 elephants and CJS embarked on a passionate initiative to seek a sustainable solution that would moot a cohesive tolerance to encourage co-existence.