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Suspects who assaulted wildlife officers remanded

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 29, 2018 19:21

Suspects who assaulted wildlife officers remanded

Eleven suspects, including a local politician attached to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, who were apprehended in connection with the assault on wildlife officers at the Minneriya National Park, were ordered to be remanded for 14 days by the Hingurakgoda Magistrate Court.

A group of villagers attacked the officers attached to Wildlife Conservation Department at the Minneriya National Park recently and had taken away a suspect who had been in the custody of the officers.

The wildlife officers had arrested the suspect for engaging in illegal fishing. Several wildlife officers who were assaulted by the group were rushed to the Habarana hospital.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 29, 2018 19:21

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