Rambuttan seller clubbed to death
A rambuttan seller was allegedly clubbed to death by another at a
lorry park in Digana.
H Ariyadasa, 45, of Rajawella, Digana died after being allegedly
clubbed to death following an argument overt selling rambuttan.
Teldeniya Police arrested the suspect and produced him before the
Teldeniya magistrate yesterday.
Wanted suspects netted
Three suspects wanted by the Police in connection with nine crimes
were arrested at Makumbura junction, Kottawa on Thursday by the Western
Province Intelligence Division.
Police reported the suspects had stolen motorcycles and three
wheelers and had also been involved in snatching gold chains in
Maharagama, Kahathuduwa, Horana and Homagama.
Police took into custody two stolen motorcycles, three gold chains
and receipts of pawned jewellery from the suspects' possession. They
were produced before the Kaduwela magistrate yesterday.
Ganemulla Police arrested a woman who allegedly stole jewellery worth
Rs 515,000 from a house.
She was working as a maid in the house. The stolen jewellery was
found in her possession.
She was produced before the Gampaha magistrate yesterday.
Arrested with brass Buddha statue
The Tangalle Divisional Crime Investigation Unit arrested a man with
a brass Buddha statue 4.8cms in height. The suspect, a resident of
Tangalle was produced before the Walasmulla magistrate yesterday.
Weeraketiya Police are investigating.
Six arrested for damaging bus
Six suspects who damaged an SLCTB bus at Hanwella were arrested by
The incident occurred when the suspects, under the influence of
liquor, stopped the bus with passengers plying from Mattakkuliya to
Avissawella in Hanwella and damaged it.
The suspects were produced before the Avissawella magistrate
Houses damaged in fire
Seven houses were damaged in a fire that engulfed a row of wooden
houses on Nuge Road, Peliyagoda on Thursday night.
The Fire Brigade and Peliyagoda Police extinguished the fire.
No one was injured.
Investigations are continuing.
Youth missing at sea
Dikwella Police and the Navy launched a search operation to find an
18-year-old who went missing while bathing at Pihibiya beach in Dikwella
on Thursday. The victim, K P S Yapa is a resident of Kekanadura.