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Two arrested over kidnapping of bus driver

The Colombo Crime Division arrested two suspects over the kidnapping and attempted extortion of a private bus driver working on the Jaffna – Colombo route, last Friday.

Police have seized two three-wheelers and a mobile phone belonging to the suspects.

One of the suspects is a 32-year-old resident of New Kolonnawa, while the other is a 31-year-old resident of Colombo 12.

They were produced before the Aluthkade Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Investigations are continuing.

Held for possessing illicit liquor

Dharmapuram Police, acting on a tip-off, took into custody a suspect possessing 18.75 litres of illegal liquor and 494.25 litres of goda from Kallaru, recently.

The 24-year-old suspect is a resident of Kallaru. He was produced at the Kilinochchi Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Dharmapuram Police are investigating.

Two treasure hunters held

Two suspects were arrested over treasure hunting in the Edandawala area during a raid that was conducted by Kurunegala Police, recently.

The suspects taken into custody were between the ages of 19 and 27. They are residents of Kurunegala and Dambulla.

The suspects were produced at the Kurunegala Magistrate's Court on Monday. Kurunegala Police are continuing investigations.

Two injured in acid attack

A suspect who had attacked two people with acid had succumbed to his injuries after drinking acid himself, recently. He had passed away at the Kegalle Hospital.

The incident had taken place at Godapola. The suspect has been identified as Ganeboda Vidanelage Wijitha Ruwan Wickramaratne, a 42-year-old resident of Kotiyakumbura.

It was revealed that the incident was the result of an illicit affair, and that the suspect had made an attempt on one of the other victims lives with a galkatas firearm.

Kegalle Police are investigating.

Woman murdered

A woman was killed with a knife last Sunday in Kolongoda, Hasalaka. The victim was identified as Thalawathure Gedara Sriyani Dayaratne, a 42-year-old resident of Kolongoda.

A magisterial inquiry was to be carried out at the Mahiyanganaya Base Hospital.

Police have arrested the husband of the victim in connection with her murder.

Hasalaka Police are continuing investigations.


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