Minneriya National Park temporarily closed

Minneriya National Park temporarily closed

Written by Staff Writer

27 Aug, 2018 | 2:50 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Wildlife Department has announced that the Minneriya National Park has been temporarily closed due to an altercation.

According to the Department, a group of fishermen had attacked a group of wildlife officers on Sunday (Aug 27th), injuring 10 officers. 4 of the injured wildlife officers are currently receiving treatment at the Habarana hospital.

The assault took on Sunday evening after a fisherman was arrested earlier in the day for illegally entering the national park and fishing in it. The fishermen who stormed the wildlife office had assaulted the officers and escaped with the arrested fishermen.

 


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