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Thursday, 24 January 2013 - 13:02
Police and Department of Wildlife launch investigations into the Udawalawa incident
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The police have launched a special investigation into the abduction of two police officers by wildlife conservation officers in the Udawalawa National Park.

Speaking to our news team police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody stated that the wildlife officials had interfered with the duties of the police officers.

He further stated that it is questionable as to why the wildlife officials abducted the two police officers.

Police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody further elaborated on the incident in the following manner.

Meanwhile the department of wildlife has also appointed a committee to conduct an investigation in to the incident.

Speaking to our news team, Director General of the Department of Wildlife, H. D. Ratnayaka stated that the committee has already begun investigations.

The police stated yesterday that two officers who were part of the group of police officers that were deployed to raid the marijuana fields in the Udawalawa National park were abducted.

The two officers who were abducted were part of the Walana Anti Corruption unit.

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