A musical show to build a museum and elephant information centre specially dedicated to the famous Panamure Eth Rajah-Majestic elephant of Panamure will be held on April 8, today at National Youth Centre, Maharagama at 7 pm onwards.
Organised by Eithihasika Panamura Hasthiraja Foundation (EPHF), the musical evening will feature Kasun Kalhara, Uresha Ravihari, Iman Perera, Mekalah Gamage, Saman Lenin, Athula-Samitha, Pradeepa Dharmadasa, Amila Perera, Roshan Ranawana, Surendra Perera, Chathurika Peiris and Channa Perera and the music is by award winning director Navaratne Gamage.
The entire proceed of the musical show is to be directed to build the elephant museum and promote Panamure Eth Rajah.
The EPHF plans to unearth the great history related to Sri Lankan elephants and tragic incidents that they had to undergo specially under the then authorities and the White masters. It would build an elephant kraal in the original location where great Panamure Eth Rajah sacrificed its life for the sake of elephants of this country as his death lead to introduce laws to ban capturing and harming elephants.
“The objective of establishing the EPHF is to the life size statues of Panamure Eth Rajah, the other wild elephants and calves and to make available the skeletons of tuskers, other elephants, along with goods, caparisons etc..; for research of local and foreign tourists and for the study of those interested,” said former ASP Saman Rathanaya, founder and executive director of EPHF.
“This may be the one and only place in Sri Lanka, perhaps in the entire world displaying the scene of an elephant kraal used for capturing wild elephants,” he said.