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Arrested with heroin

The Piliyandala Police have arrested a suspect for having in his possession 1.400 grammes of heroin at Batakettara in Piliyandala at about 7 pm on Sunday.

The suspect was to be produced before Kesbewa Magistrate yesterday. Investigations are continuing.


Pedestrian killed

Three pedestrians including two women, were injured and admitted to the Balapitiya Hospital after being knocked down by a bus at Usmudulawa on the Galle Road on Sunday.

The injured male later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. He was identified as Paranavithana Don Shantha. The alleged bus driver has been taken into Police custody. Ambalangoda police are investigating.


One killed in collision

A pillion rider was injured and admitted to the Negombo hospital following a van-motorcycle collision at the Samurdhi Mawatha junction on the Dankotuwa, Pannala road around 6 pm on Friday. He later succumbed to his injuries. The deceased has been identified as Warnakulasuriya Ruwan Wasantha Kumara (29) of Kochchikade.

The alleged lorry driver had been taken into police custody.

Dankotuwa Police are conducting investigations.


Arrested for robbing chains

Three suspects including two army deserters, were arrested by the Anuradhapura Police Special Investigations Unit on Sunday in connection with a spate of robberies in the NCP. Anuradhapura Police said the suspects on interrogation had confessed to having robbed a gold chain worth Rs 44,200 and a mobile phone and a gold chain valued at Rs 56,000 from two women at Vilachchiya and Elayapattuwa on January 1 and 18 respectively. They had mortgaged the two chains for a total sum of Rs 85,200 at two branches of a bank in the region.

Investigations are continuing.


Father, daughter seriously injured

The proprietor of a rice mill in Divulwewa and his 11-year-old daughter were seriously injured and admitted to the Anuradhapura Hospital when a gas operated boiler in the mill exploded on Sunday. Hidogama Police are investigating.


Kasippu distillery raided

The Rambadagalla police arrested two suspects for running an illegal kasippu distillery in the Morathiha area.

Police recovered 250 drams of spirits, 68 drams of goda and two copper wires during the raid.

The police also seized fifty bottles of kasippu packed in polythene bags. The arrest was made following a tip off from the public.

They were due to be produced in court yesterday.


Arrested for theft of buffaloes

Meegahawatta police arrested two suspects in connection with the theft of two pregnant buffaloes valued at Rs two lakhs, fifty thousand from the Ahugammana area, last Friday (28) night.

The suspects from Ahugammana and Demalagama will be produced before Gampaha Magistrateís Court.

The police team was led by OIC, Meegahawatta Police, IP, Srineeka Sanjeewa Jayakody.

Failure to appear in Court


Treasure hunters arrested

Five treasure hunters digging a hidden treasure cove in an archaeological site, were arrested with several digging implements by the Anuradhapura Police Special Investigation Unit during a raid conducted in Kochchinawewa Padaviya. They were produced before the Kebetigollawa Magistrate and remanded till February 20. Investigations are continuing.


Father of one cut to death

A father of child G Amila Sanjaya Kumara (26), of Dekatana-South in the Dompe Police Division, was cut to death at the Dompe school junction on the Dekatana-Giridara road last Friday (28), morning. This was revealed at the inquest held by the Pugoda Acting Magistrate D A P Weeratne. Dr M Sivasubramaniam, JMO Gampaha Hospital, held the autopsy. A verdict of murder was returned.

A suspect was arrested and remanded till February 11, by the Pugoda Acting Magistrate D A P Weeratne.

Dompe police are conducting investigations.


Warrant issued on Asst Secy

Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate Chandima Edirimanne, issued a warrant for the arrest of North Central Provincial Councilís Assistant Secretary (Finance) R M M G Ratnayake for failure to appear in Court as agreed in an a EPF fraud case.

Counsel for the aggrieved party, Indunil Hettiarachchi, had submitted to Court that the Assistant Secretary had earlier agreed to repay a sum of Rs 3.3 million due as EPF emoluments due to over 40 staff members of the Provincial Planning and Machinery Agency in Rs 50,000 instalments but had failed to appear in Court and pay the instalment due on January 28 as earlier agreed.


Undergrads injured in clash

Six students attached to the Nawala Open University were arrested by the Mirihana Police following a clash between two groups near the Nugegoda Bus Stand Sunday afternoon.

Three persons injured in the clash were treated at the Kalubowila Hospital and discharged. Police said the clash was a sequel to an argument at the Open University premises earlier in the day.

The six suspects were to be produced before the Gangodawila Magistrate yesterday.

Investigations are continuing.

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