One dies in clash
One person died and three others were admitted with cut injuries to
the Karapitiya hospital following a clash at a supermarket in Gintota on
Thursday night. Among the injured is the suspect involved in the clash.
He is warded under police guard. The deceased was identified as M B M
Murafil (22) of Maha Hapugala, Gintota. Galle Police is investigating.
Lorry falls into canal
A lorry plying on the Medawachchiya – Mannar road ran off the road on
the Periyakattu Bridge and fell into the Canal below along with the left
railing on the bridge on the wee hours of Thursday. A person seated by
the side of the driver was injured and admitted to the Settikulam
hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was
identified as Mohamed Farshad (25) of Kaththankudy.
Settikulam Police are investigating.
Landslide kills one
Two persons building a retaining wall near a house in Hapugaspitiya
Gampola were injured in a landslide and admitted to the Gampola hospital
on Thursday afternoon. One of the injured later succumbed to his
injuries in the hospital. He was identified as R G Sunil Shantha (42) of
Sinhayapitiya. Gampola Police is investigating.
Suspect caught with porn DVDs
A person in possession of DVDs containing pornographic films was
arrested by the Polonnaruwa Police along with two DVDs, a video deck and
a TV set during a raid conducted in Polonnaruwa on Thursday. The suspect
was due to be produced before the Polonnaruwa magistrate yesterday.
Police investigations are continuing.
Arrested for violation of Act
Two persons engaged in duplicating well known films and selling them
by copying them into DVDs in contravention of the provision of the
Intellectual Property Act were arrested by the Alawathugoda Police along
with 05 copied DVDs during raids conducted on two video parlours in
Alawathugoda on Thursday.