An official attached to the Inginiyagala Department of Wildlife Conservation was shot dead by poachers in the Gal Oya National Forest.
The Police said the officer was shot dead during a raid conducted by a team of officers from the Inginiyagala Department of Wildlife Conservation last night.
The deceased has been identified as a 25 year- old, while the preliminary Magistrate’s inquiry is to take place at the scene of crime today.
The Dambagalla Police have arrested four poachers along with a 12 Bore gun. (Colombo Gazette)