Last week Sri Lanka held a local government election covering many rural districts of the island.
A herd of wild elephants is reported to have strayed into the compound of the Ampara Hardy Technical College Election Counting Center ( in the eastern part of the country) while the district votes were being counted on Thursday night.
A Special task Force officer who was on duty at the center had to fire into the air to scare away the elephants. A large crowd was reported to be present at the counting center at the time of incident. ( as reported in the Daily Mirror of 21st March 2011)