Wildlife officers assaulted by vandals
Wildlife conservators of Sungawila Wildlife Conservation office who carried out a raid on Thursday night (6) to arrest the individuals illegally constructing a canal in the national park came under assault.
One of the officials was injured in the clash and admitted to Pulasthipura hospital. However the officials managed to arrest one of the suspects..
Two police teams from Pulasthigama and Medirigiriya are conducting investigations on the instructions of SP Tissalal De Silva and SSP Dhammika Weerasekara to arrest the absconding suspects.