Ransom case: three remanded
Two men who allegedly threatened and demanded a Rs 2 million ransom
from the officer - in - charge of Kobeigane Hospital were remanded until
November 23 by the Nikaweratiya magistrate.
Nikaweratiya Police arrested the suspects following a complaint by
the officer that the suspects had allegedly threatened him over the
phone demanding a Rs 2 million ransom.
The two suspects, residents of Katuwewa and Palugaswewa, were
arrested in Kurunegala.
Theft at filling station: two arrested
The Western Province North, Peliyagoda Crime Investigations Branch
arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery at a filling station
in Peralanda on Sunday.
The two men stole Rs 4,148,714 from the safe of the filling station
at gun point on September 3. The Police also took into custody an
unregistered lorry the suspects had purchased with the stolen money and
two mobile phones.
The suspects aged 25 and 29 are residents of Lunama and Ambalantota.
The suspects who were interrogated, divulged details about another three
robberies carried out by them in Kegalle, Rambukkana and Mawanella.
They were handed over to Ragama Police for further investigations.
The suspects produced before the Negombo magistrate were remanded until
Hunt for artefacts in kitchen
Three people including a couple were arrested by the Police on Monday
while digging the kitchen of their house in Kohombadamana, Medirigiriya
in search of artefacts.
They were produced before the Hingurakgoda magistrate. Medirigiriya
Police are investigating.
Heroin dealer arrested
Mount Lavinia Police arrested a suspect with 2.110 grammes of heroin
and Rs 12,790 in his possession while transporting the heroin in a three
wheeler at Mount Lavinia junction.
He was produced in court yesterday.
Hakka patas seized
A suspect was arrested with six hakka patas in his possession at
Kariyanukattu, Mulankovil on Monday.
The suspect was produced before the Kilinochchi magistrate.
A 15 - year - old boy in Urubokka died after he was stabbed at
Miriswatta, Ginnaliya on Monday night.
P I Sampath of Uswatte died in the incident. Urubokka Police are
Main murder suspect arrested
The Kalutara division crime investigation branch yesterday arrested
the main suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a 52 year old
man at Panadura in October.
R A Sarachchandra Ranawaka was found dead with slash injuries on his
body by Panadura Police on October 16. investigations revealed that the
deceased who was domiciled in Italy had faced the mishap while on
holiday at his family home.
Panadura Police commenced initial investigations under the directions
of Kalutara Division SSP and Kalutara Division Crime Investigation
Branch arrested the suspect , a resident of Talpitiya, Wadduwa at around
9.30 am in Panadura yesterday.Further investigations continue.
STF seizes over 50,000 Kgs of refuse tea
STF Intelligent Unit officers on Monday raided a tea depository at a
private tea export company in Bemmulla, Kamburugoda and seized over
50,000 Kgs of refuse tea. Four suspects were also arrested. The raid was
carried on the directions of the STF ASP ( intelligence ) at around
5.45am on Monday.
A container that was used to load the refuse tea was also seized.
Police said if the refuse tea was not detected and seized by the STF,it
would have been exported. The suspects, residents of Ragama, Gampola,
Alawathugoda and Landewela were handed over to the CID for further
investigations. The stock of refuse tea was handed to Sri Lanka Tea
Illegal abattoir raided
Six suspects were arrested with 200 Kg of beef when STF officers
attached to the Maskeliya camp raided an illegal abattoir in Halbrook,
Agarapathana on Monday. Other implements used in the illegal act were
also seized. The suspects were handed to Agarapathana Police for further