Minneriya National Park temporarily closed following clash

The Minneriya National Park was temporarily closed today following a clash between wildlife officers and another group.

The Wildlife Conservation Department said that 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 last night following the arrest.

Six officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department were admitted to hospital following the incident. (Colombo Gazette)


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