Man hacked to death
Galenbindunuwewa Police commenced a search operation to arrest a
suspect who has fled the area after allegedly hacking a person to death
at Yakalla on Tuesday.
Forty four-year-old K A Abeywickrama of Yakalla died in the incident.
The body was handed over to his relations after the postmortem.
Man dies in jumbo attack
A 62-year-old man died on admission to Welikanda hospital following a
jumbo attack on Wednesday.
The victim, A M Piyadasa of Sinhapura, was attacked by a wild
elephant while walking along Mahawelithenna road.
Child drowns at sea
A seven-year-old child drowned while bathing at Uswetakeyyawa beach
in Pamunugama on Wednesday.
Two other boys, also dragged away by currents, were saved by their
parents. Navy divers later found the victim, Sandaru Prabhasara Govinna
of Athurugiriya and rushed him to Pamunugama hospital where his death
Pamunugama Police are investigating.
Ja Ela Police found a body of a man floating on Dadugama canal in Ja
Ela on Wednesday.
The deceased, 5'6" tall, appeared to be of 48 to 50 years. He was
wearing a black dotted shirt. Two scars due to cut injuries were visible
on his right elbow, Police said.
Ja Ela Police seek public assistance to ascertain his identity.
Couple netted with ammo
A man and a woman were arrested by the Akuressa Police on Wednesday
with a foreign made hand grenade, two locally made shot guns, T 56
bullets and a commando knife at Wilpita in Kurunduwatte.
The suspects, residents of Kekanadura and Wilpita were produced
before the Matara magistrate yesterday.
Man nabbed with cannabis
A man was arrested at Hingurakkgoda bus station with nearly 3 kgs of
cannabis in his possession by the Hingurakkgoda Police on Wednesday.
He was remanded until August 15 when produced before the
Husband assaulted to death by wife
A woman was arrested by the Vavuniya Police for allegedly assaulting
her husband to death on Sunday night at their home in Poonthottam.
Investigations revealed that the husband, who was under the influence
of alcohol, had molested the suspect who in turn assaulted and choked
his neck. Vavuniya Police are investigating.
Chain snatchers remanded
Two persons who snatched gold chains and other valuables from women
were arrested by the Vadukkodei Police on Monday.
Police said the suspects had reached the women on motorcycles while
they were walking along roads, snatched their gold chains and stole
other valuables from their handbags.
Police seized some of the snatched jewellery and 22 pawing receipts
from their possession.
The suspects were remanded until August 7 by the Mallakam magistrate.