You can see in the photos below Buddhist monks praying for their dead elephant Hemantha during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist temple in Colombo March 15, 2016.
Hemantha (the elephant), which died from injuries to its feet, was under medical treatment for the last six months. The medics tried their best but they couldn’t keep Hemantha alive. In the past the elephant used to march at street parades during festivals held by the temple.
Finally, the elephant Hemantha died at age 23 (it is known that wild elephants have long lifespans, reaching 60–70 years of age). “H/T”: designyoutrust.