Three persons who had illegally the Udawalawa National Park with firearms have been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF).
The arrests have been made during a raid conducted by the Sooriyawewa camp members of the STF within the Udawalawe National Park near Hambegamuwa and Thanamalwila areas.
The suspects have been arrested with locally manufactured firearms.
A 12-bore firearm and 2 firearms that use gun powder have been taken into the custody of the STF.
The 3 suspects have been handed over to the Udawalawa Wildlife Conservation Department officers for onward investigations, stated the STF.