Yasaratne GAMAGE and Priyadarshani KAHAWALA,
Ingiriya central group cor
Elder held for raping girl
A 67- year- old person who allegedly raped a seven- year- old girl at
Moorstreet Junction, Mannar on Monday. was arrested by Mannar Police.
Suspect nabbed with heroin
A resident of Perakum Mawatha, Mulleriyawa was arrested with 50
grammes of heroin by the Police Narcotics Bureau in Mulleriyawa on
The suspect is being questioned.
Elderly man dies after tree falls on him
An elderly man who was seriously injured when a kithul tree fell on
him following strong winds, succumbed to the injuries at Urubokka
hospital on Tuesday. The victim was identified as N Danny, 65, of
Alleged sexual abuse: Army Sergeant arrested
Kotawehera Police arrested an Army Sergeant in connection with the
alleged sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl in Digenwewa, Kotawehera on
The suspect is serving at the Ambepussa Army Camp and was due to be
produced before the Nikaweratiya magistrate yesterday.
Woman murdered, jewellery robbed
A woman was murdered and her jewellery stolen from her house in
Mailankulama, Wanathawilluwa. The incident occurred on Thursday when
thieves broke into W Pushpa Nalani Thissera's house.
The thieves later murdered the woman aged 27 by stabbing her with a
The suspects later stole her gold jewellery.
Wanathawulluwa Police are investigating.
Student dies in accident
A 12- year- old student knocked down by a double cab while crossing
the road on the way home after school, died at Mannar Hospital on
Investigations revealed U Ridan of Kanchanakuduiruppu was knocked
down while crossing the road after getting down from the bus while
Mannar Police arrested the driver.
Six arrested for brass lamp theft
Six persons with a stock of stolen brass lamps in their possession
were arrested by Tangalle Police on Thursday.
The suspects were arrested following a series of investigations after
a group of persons broke into the store room of Wedihitikanda Temple to
steal a brass lamp on June 20.
Police recovered 46 brass lamps and 473 parts from disassembled brass
lamps in their possession.
Police also seized a double cab.
Op nabs court offenders
Police rounded up 107 persons evading court warrants issued against
them in a one day operation in Matara.
The raids were carried out on the orders of the Senior Superintendent
of Police, Matara.
Around 180 police personnel participated in the raid, including a
Chief Police Inspector, seven Police Inspectors, 24 Sub Inspectors, 61
Sergeants, 83 Constables, five Women Police Constables and a Police
Defence Officer. Police aimed to arrest 78 day warranted and 46 open
warranted persons in the raids, and arrested 107 warranted persons from