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Twelve arrested over assault on Wildlife Department officers

Twelve people have been arrested over an assault on Wildlife Department officers at the Minneriya National Park.

Among those arrested is a member of the Hingurakgoda Pradeshiya Sabha.

The Minneriya National Park was temporarily closed on Monday following a clash between wildlife officers and another group and was reopened yesterday.

The clash took place after a suspect was arrested over illegal fishing within the park premises.

A group of men had attacked officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department following the arrest.

Six officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department were admitted to hospital following the incident. (Colombo Gazette)

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