Woman arrested for burning niece's body
Dankotuwa Police arrested a woman yesterday for trying to cause harm
to her nine year old niece by setting fire to her. The girl is the
suspects younger sister's daughter. The Police said the woman burnt the
girl's body with a heated metal pipe. The child has been admitted to
hospital for treatment.
Police also stated that the suspect had agreed to adopt the child
when the mother of the child went to the Middle East for employment. The
child was the youngest of five siblings.
According to the Police the victim was a resident of Kimbulapitiya in
Chilaw. Police added that the child had only been sent to school until
the child's mother left for foreign employment. There after she did not
attended school. The suspect was to be produced before the Maravila
Boy with revolver arrested
Galewela Police arrested an under aged boy with a locally made
revolver at Thalakiriyagama on Tuesday.
The revolver that was in his possession was not in an operational
condition. The suspect was to be produced before the Dambulla
Magistrate. Galewela Police was conducting further investigations.
A vehicle knocked down a pedestrian near the Mahalevaya in the
Hambantota Police Division between 7 am and 7.30 am on Monday.
The pedestrian who was admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital died late
The victim was identified as P. Ariyatilake (51) of Gonagamuwa in
Thissamaharamaya. Hambantota Police are conducting further
Siblings runover by train
Two siblings died on the spot after they were run over by a train at
the railway crossing near the Ragama railway station at 9.57 am on
The victims were identified as Nawala Kankanamlage Hiroshani and
Nawala Kankanamlage Pradeep. They were residents of Ihalagama Ragama.
The Walana Anti Vice Squad arrested three suspects who were involved
in illicit liquor brewing on Monday.
The raids were conducted in the Wennappuwa, Maravila, Ramgammulla,
Waikkala areas. The Anti Vice Squad also seized 70 barrels of Goda, 16
other barrels, 40 bottles of illicit liquor (Kasippu) spirit, and other
equipment used for brewing.