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A 25-year-old wildlife officer was killed after a group of poachers opened fire at wildlife officers who were on a raid at the Gal Oya National Park in Dambagalla last night.

They said the deceased was attached to the Inginiyagala wildlife office.

Four suspects were arrested over the shooting along with a 12-bore fire arm. (Sumanasiri Gunathilake)

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  • Obediamus Thursday, 23 April 2020 11:29 AM

    What a tragedy to be killed in the line of duty. An uncelebrated and underappreciated vocation as well. RIP.

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 23 April 2020 11:49 AM

    The poaches think that wild life is as wild as them.


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