The Wildlife officers arrested a suspect who hunted a deer at Gallawa forest reserve at Keliyapura in Hambantota this morning.
The officers arrested the suspect following a tip-off.
However, two other persons who accompanied the suspect escaped at that time.
Our correspondent stated that the wildlife officers took a three-wheeler and 2 motor cycles into custody.
The suspect is a resident of Majjawa area in Hambantota.
The Hambantota Wildlife Office stated that the suspect is to be produced before the court today.