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Friday, 26 July 2019 - 17:42
ONE PERSON INJURED IN A SHOOT-OUT IN THE YALA SANCTUARY
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One person was injured and hospitalized after a cross fire between wild life officials and a group illegally mining gems in the Menik River from section 3 of the Yala –Kataragama reserve.

 

The Police spokesman’s office stated that an exchange of fire had taken place when the officials were attempting to apprehend the suspects.

 

The victim was a 23 year old resident of the Vallimathagama area in Kataragama has been injured in the shooting.


Three others involved with him have fled and the Kataragama police are conducting investigations to arrest the three suspects.

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