Selling drugs near schools:
Twenty four arrested
Twenty four suspects were arrested by the Walana Central Police Fraud
Bureau on suspicion of selling drugs near schools in Keselwatta,
Wellawatta and Grandpass. The raid was carried out on a tip off by the
Arrested were sent to relevant police stations for investigations.
A wanted suspect was arrested by the Avissawella police on the charge
of shooting a person and causing fatal injuries to the victim. The
suspect is a resident of Dehiowita. A T-56 gun with 25 ammunitions and a
three wheeler used for the crime were recovered by the police. The
suspect and the three wheel driver are in the police custody. The
suspects are due to be produced before the Ruwanwella Magistrate today.
Two house burglars were arrested by the Koswatta police yesterday.
They are residents of Kirimatiyana. After further inquiries police
revealed that they have burgled two communication centres in the area
and looted the belongings. Police recovered some stolen items.
Koswatta and Marawila police are investigating.
Meanwhile another suspect was arrested for driving a vehicle with
forged registration number by the Western Province Intelligence Unit
yesterday. After investigations police recovered another van with a
forged engine number in Kandana. Western Province Intelligence Unit is