A group of Veddahs from Dambana is alleged to have stormed the Wildlife Conservation Office at Galkada in Dambana and secured the release of a suspect by force and later handed him over to the Mahiyangana police.
The Wildlife Conservation Officers had arrested the suspected poacher with a fire arm, allegedly from the Veddah community, during a raid in the Maduru Oya forest reserve and taken him to the Wildlife Conservation Office.
One of the officers were injured in the clash with the Veddah community and admitted to the Mahiyangana General Hospital.
The Wildlife Conservation Officers have made a complaint in this regard to the Mahiyangana police.
Meanwhile, the suspect who complained that he was injured in the assault by the Wildlife Conservation Officers was also admitted to the hospital.
Police said a clash between the two parties had occurred after the arrest of the poacher.(Lunugala Prasanna Pathamasiri)
If the suspect was from the Veddha community how can he be a poacher. Veddhas got guts.
Neina Sunday, 16 September 2012 08:41 AM
Only Veddahs having illegal right to hunt animals.
Member Sunday, 16 September 2012 09:08 AM
Apsara Sunday, 16 September 2012 09:41 AM
Send our Public Relations minister to resolve the issues.
DISGUSTED Sunday, 16 September 2012 09:41 AM
sorry to say this but the veddhah's at Dambana are ill disciplined and dont treat visitors properly.. all they try to do is to get some money from the people come to see them and if they are not given a proper amount they just chase people away..
Slcitizen Sunday, 16 September 2012 09:47 AM
Where is mr.mervin "hero" to tigh the vedda to the tree for hunting.
habeeb Sunday, 16 September 2012 10:55 AM
hope they have lerned some thugerism from the parliementarians after the cricket match...
Tissahamy Sunday, 16 September 2012 11:06 AM
may be the wildlife officers trying to intrude in army style to veddha areas to disturb their day today life as commenly happens in Sri lanka to disturb other communities civil life by using the name of national security.
Curious Sunday, 16 September 2012 03:36 PM
They are learning fast from the city folks.
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