The wildlife officers were returning after rescuing an elephant from a ditch yesterday when they were attacked by angry villagers.
The villagers had been agitated over the fact that the wildlife officers had freed the elephant in the area close to a village.
One wildlife officer was injured and admitted to hospital following the attack while the others had managed to escape to a nearby jungle.
Vice Chairman of the Wildlife Regulatory Officers Association, A.J.D.K Tennakoon said that the wildlife officers want those involved in the attack arrested.
The police said that a vehicle of the wildlife department was also damaged in the attack by the villagers.