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Three workers dumping clinical waste arrested

Thirappane Police arrested three employees dumping clinical waste including human body parts into a pit in Wellamudawa in Thirappane on Sunday. A contractor has assigned the three employees to the task, police said.

A container full of clinical waste was seized along with the suspects and the contractor was to be arrested yesterday, police said.

The employees had told the police that this was the third time that they were dumping the waste. They were arrested on a tip off.

The contractor had taken the assignment from the hospitals. The arrest was made when a 40-feet-long container full of waste from the Colombo National Hospital and the Kurunegala Hospital was dumped into a pit in Wellamudawa around 8 pm on Sunday.

The three suspects are residents of Deraniyagala, They were to be produced before the Anuradhapura Magistrate yesterday.

Investigations are continuing.


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