Aug 27, 2018

Minneriya national Park temporarily closed!

The Minneriya National Park has been temporarily closed over a group of unidentified persons attacking the wildlife officers last night (26) and taking away a suspect held in the custody of the Minneriya Wildlife Officers.

The wildlife officers had arrested the suspect for engaging in fishing activities without a license yesterday. Three Wildlife Officers had sustained injuries in the attack and had been admitted to the Habarana Hospital.

Nearly 100 individuals had stormed the wildlife office and attacked four wildlife personnel including two officers and damaged property, according to the Wildlife officers.