Driver arrested with cannabis
A driver of the Tanamalwila Divisional Secretariat Office was
arrested with 22.44 kilos of cannabis while transporting it in a
Divisional Secretariat Office double cab in Hambegamuwa on Sunday. The
48 - year - old suspect, a resident of Sevanagala, was produced before
the Wellawaya magistrate yesterday.
Man nabbed with stolen loot
A suspect who robbed gold jewellery worth Rs 1,098,000 from a person
in Malabe on July 7, was arrested with a 12 bore locally made shot gun
by the Western Province South Special Operations Unit in Thalahena on
Investigations are continuing.
Man arrested with shot gun
Hakmana Police arrested a suspect with a locally made shot gun and
five T56 bullets in Radawela on Sunday. He was produced before the
Deyyandara magistrate yesterday.
Missing fisherman's body found
The body of a fisherman who went missing in the sea was found
floating by another group of fishermen after three days.
R K Kasun Madusanka of Weerawila drowned after he fell into the sea
on October 11 while fishing in a boat.
His body was brought to the Ulla fishing harbour and handed over to
Lightning strikes man
A man's body was found under a tamarind tree in Athupara Yaya Road,
Dambulla. He died after being struck by lightning, a post - mortem
conducted by the Matale Judicial Medical Officer revealed on Sunday.
P A Chaminda Gunasinghe, 36, was struck by lightning while sheltering
from rain, investigations revealed. The Police found his body following
a call to 119.
Family hospitalised after food poisoning
Five people from the same family were hospitalised after partaking a
meal in Pallepola, Mahawela on Saturday.
Two men aged 61 and 25, and three women aged 80, 50 and 25 years, are
receiving treatment at the Matara Hospital.
They fell sick after eating roti and tomato salad. Mahawela Police
Three arrested with Buddha statues
Hungama Police arrested three suspects with three Buddha statues at
Hathagala junction in Hungama yesterday.
The statues weighed 124 grammes, 310 grammes and 1.316 kilos. They
were produced before the Angunakolapelassa magistrate.
Two boys, aged six and nine, drowned at Poruthota,Kochchikade. M
Nausad Sameed of Kochchikade and M Ramathulla of Beruwala died in the
incident. Kochchikade Police are investigating.
A 13 - year - old girl drowned in Kalioda Oya, Akkaraipattu while she
was washing her legs in the canal on her way home after collecting
firewood with her mother. A Fathima Hansoor of Oluvil died in the
The body was sent to Akkaraipattu Hospital for the post - mortem.