Ebony worth Rs 3.3 seized
The Special Task Force (STF) arrested three persons with a stock of
ebony planks worth Rs 3.3 million in Buttala on Tuesday.
The men were arrested while transporting 95 planks of ebony.
Investigations revealed that they had illegally felled a large number
of ebony trees in the government forest reserve in Buttala. STF SI S
Subasinghe of Buttala camp led the arrest. The suspects were handed over
to Buttala forest officers.