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Fined for brewing hooch

A large-scale illegal liquor manufacturer who pleaded guilty was fined Rs.250,000 and his assistant who supported him to manufacture the hooch was fined Rs.35,000 by Kurunegala Chief Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam last Friday.

The suspects were identified as W.P. Nimal Karunatilake of Pellandeniya and Chamara Chaturanga of Maspotha in the Kurunegala Police area.

Police revealed that these suspects have been in the hooch business for over a decade. The police team led by Kurunegala senior STF DIG M.R. Lathief arrested the suspects with the manufacturing tools and prosecuted.

Meanwhile, a person whose mobile phone rang inside the court was fined Rs.1,500 by the Kurunegala Chief Magistrate.

The offender was H.P.D. Rupasinghe of Kumbukgete, Kurunegala.


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