Forest officer shot dead by poachers during a raid inside the Gal Oya National Park

Forest officer shot dead by poachers during a raid inside the Gal Oya National Park

Forest officer shot dead by poachers during a raid inside the Gal Oya National Park

Written by Azra Assan

23 Apr, 2020 | 8:50 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A forest officer has died after being shot dead by poachers inside the Gal Oya National Park.

Poachers shot the 25-year-old officer during a raid carried out by a group of Inginiyagala forest officers inside the Gal Oya National Park yesterday, the Police Media Division said.

Police said 4 suspects have been arrested and the 12 bore shotgun used to carry out the shooting has been seized.

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