Arrests made after tense situation at Elpitiya New Year celebrations

Arrests made after tense situation at Elpitiya New Year celebrations

Arrests made after tense situation at Elpitiya New Year celebrations

Written by Staff Writer

19 Apr, 2015 | 9:38 pm

A tense situation arose during a New Year celebration in Mapolagama, Elpitiya.

The Police Media Spokesperson’s office noted that thus far, two persons have been arrested in connection to the incident.

This New Year Celebration which was organised by a society in Mapolagama, Elpitiya took place at a sports ground at the Kahaduwa Junction.

It was during the New Year Celebration that a tense situation arose between two parties. It is learnt that a group who left the ground at 7.30 p.m. returned to the grounds and assaulted the other party.

Police state that a house and a store located in close proximity to the area was damaged as a result. Meanwhile, a group of residents staged a protest blocking the Elpitiya – Mapolagama road expressing their anger over the incident.

The Ambalangoda ASP who arrived at the scene promised that he will look in to the matter and serve justice. The Police Media Spokespersons office stated that two suspects were arrested subsequent to the protest.

The police confiscated a motorcycle allegedly used by the suspects.

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