Shootout in Yala Forest Reserve injures one

Shootout in Yala Forest Reserve injures one

Shootout in Yala Forest Reserve injures one

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jul, 2019 | 10:30 am

Colombo (News 1st): A shootout occurred between illegal gem miners and forest rangers at the Yala Forest Reserve. Police said the suspects had been mining for gems in block 3 of the forest reserve. One suspect was injured in the shooting, three others had fled the area

The injured suspect has been identified as a 23-year-old resident of Kataragama. The police also seized 3 mobile phones and equipment used for gem mining.

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