Navy divers and three patrol boats from the Eastern Naval Command were involved in the operation.
In the second such instance in the last two weeks, the Sri Lankan Navy rescued two elephants from the deep sea on Sunday.
According to a statement released on the Sri Lankan Navyâ€™s website, one of the patrol vessels spotted two drowning elephants off the coast of Trincomalee. After notifying the Navy command and the Department of Wildlife, a joint rescue operation was commenced.
Navy divers and three more patrol boats from the Eastern Naval Command were involved in the operation.
After a â€˜mammoth effort,â€™ the elephants were directed to the shore. The animals were later released into the forests near Foul Point in Trincomalee district.
In the video, elephants could be seen frantically trying to keep their trunks above the water before sailors of the Navy arriveÂ on theÂ scene.
The Sri Lankan Navy had rescued another elephant in a similar predicament on July 11.