Minneriya National Park reopens after closing following clash

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

The clash yesterday 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)

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