Armed wildlife officers have attacked a group of war-displaced Tamils, caused injuries to two of them and damaged their property at Kaiveli in Mullaitivu, area correspondents say.
They were occupants of a housing scheme built by the LTTE for 45 of its members in 2000, but who had fled for safer areas by 2009.
Several attempts by them to resettle after the end of the war failed, and the wildlife department demarcated the area in 2012.
Early this week, 20 of these families started coming back.
On 12 July, department officials armed with guns, knives and clubs attacked the occupants and had even brought kerosene oil to set fire to their houses.
Later in the day, the OIC of Pudukudirippu police visited the place, telephoned the divisional secretary and the Grama Niladhari and promised to settle the matter.