Twelve people have been arrested over an assault on Wildlife Department officers at the Minneriya National Park.
Among those arrested is a member of the Hingurakgoda Pradeshiya Sabha.
They were produced in court and remanded till September 11.
The Minneriya National Park was temporarily closed on Monday following a clash between wildlife officers and another group and was reopened yesterday.
The clash took place after a suspect was arrested over illegal fishing within the park premises.
A group of men had attacked officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department following the arrest.
Six officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department were admitted to hospital following the incident. (Colombo Gazette)