The Mahawela police found a body of a male in a public well in
Kawatayamuna GN division in Mahawela on Saturday.
The naked body is that of a five feet tall person and has short hair,
according to police. Mahawela police are investigating.
Meanwhile, the Kirindiwela police found a body of a woman in the well
of her residence in Alliyawatte, Radawana on Saturday. The Police
identified the victim as H. Chandrawathi (55) who lived alone at her
The body is lying in the Gampaha hospital morgue for the post-mortem.
Three netted for illegal cattle transportation
The Dambulla STF took into custody three persons in Kiralagolla who
were illegally transporting cattle along Dambulla – Matale main road.
The police seized 39 cows valued at Rs 1,500,000 and the lorry. The
suspects were handed over to Matale police for further investigations.
Arrested with cannabis
The Udawalawa STF arrested a man who was in possession of 19 kgs of
cannabis at his home in Hambegamuwa, Mahapalassa on Tuesday.
The suspect, J.W.A. Siriwardane of Kotawehera, was handed over to
Hambantota police for further investigation. Police said the cannabis is
valued at Rs 200,000.