Forty one Australia bound arrested
Forty one persons, including 38 men, a woman, a boy and a girl were
arrested by Vakarai Police while trying to leave for Australia illegally
from Mankeni beach in Vakarai.
Police arrested two drivers who transported the group and another
man. Police also seized two vans, a three wheeler, food and two boats.
They are residents of Trincomalee, Mullaitivu, Vakarai and Chilaw,
The suspects were produced before the Vakarai magistrate yesterday.
A 26 - year - old man died of stab injuries in Kayts on Thursday. The
body was sent to the Jaffna Hospital for a postmortem. The magisterial
investigation into the death of Selvaraj Anuraj of Naranthanai was due
yesterday. Kayts Police are investigating.
Woman in poison case remanded
A woman in Kolonna who tried to poison her six- year- old daughter
was remanded until July 19 by the Embilipitiya magistrate.
The girl was first rushed to Suriyakanda Rural Hospital and then
transferred to Ratnapura Hospital.
Police investigations commenced following information from a doctor
who treated the girl at Suriyakanda Rural Hospital. It was revealed the
woman after a quarrel with her husband had committed the crime.
The girl is recovering, Police said. Kolonna Police are
Chain snatch thieves arrested
Two suspects were arrested in Polgahawela for snatching a gold chain
worth Rs 75,000 from a woman.
The suspects had snatched the chain while the woman was walking in
Police found the stolen gold chain in the suspects' possession. They
were produced before the Polgahawela magistrate court.
Worker allegedly rapes girl
A worker who allegedly kidnapped and raped a girl aged 16 by
deceiving her was arrested in the Minuwangoda area by the Women and
Child Bureau of Horana Police.
The suspect, 36, is a resident of Horana, who Police had strived to
arrest for over a year. The suspect was engaged in repairing the ceiling
in the girl's house, Police said. After the incident, the worker fled
the area and lived in Polonnaruwa, Rajagiriya and Ratnapura.
On information received by the Horana and Nugegoda Special Police
Bureaus, Sergeant Duushika of Horana Police arrested him.
The suspect will be produced before court.
Suspects arrested in jewellery theft
Three people who allegedly robbed jewellery from a vault were
arrested in the Koswatta area, police said. Investigations revealed the
vault belonged to a pawning centre and held jewellery worth nearly Rs
The suspects had mortgaged part of the jewellery in another pawning
centre and obtained cash, it was revealed. Police seized three receipts
issued by the pawning centre. Suspects will be produced before the
Marawila magistrate's court.
Chinese attempt to rob bank teller data
Two Chinese who allegedly tried to rob data from a bank teller card
by attaching electric components to the teller machine at a bank in
Kollupitiya were ordered to be remanded by the Colombo Fort magistrate.
The suspecs were identified by close-up camera records installed near
the teller machine, police said. Police said they also got information
of another two such incidents and investigations are on to arrest them.
Businessmen nabbed for tapping water
Two businessmen who allegedly tapped water illegally from a main
pipeline were ordered to be remanded till July 16 by the Welimada
The suspects are residents of Welimada.
Residents lodged several complaints with the police the water supply
in the area was frequently facing a breakdown.
Police arrested the suspects. Investigations revealed the pipeline
supplied water to government offices, homes and business institutes and
it was the main water supply pipeline in the area. Investigations are