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Caught selling turtles

Pallama Police apprehended two persons trying to sell eight turtles to restaurants in the Wennappuwa area.

The suspects, residents of Mirissankotuwa, Wennappuwa, had four Flapshell turtles and four Black turtles, police said.

Turtles stranded in shallow water in tanks in the Anamaduwa-Pallama area due to the prevailing drought, are being sold as meat to restaurants in the area. The turtles had been caught from the Wanniyakulama Lake. The suspects are to be produced before the Anamaduwa Magistrate.


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