The Sri Lankan navy is becoming a dab hand at rescuing stranded elephants.
Earlier this month the navy came to the aid of a pachyderm lost and distressed kilometers out at sea.
Over the weekend a patrol vessel spotted two elephants showing signs of stress.
The navy swung into action three navy vessels participated in the rescue mission along the coast of the province of Trincomale, eventually coordinating with a team of navy divers to help guide the elephants back to shore.
Elephants are excellent swimmers and come equipped with trunks.