Five persons arrested near Kelani River

Five persons arrested near Kelani River

Five persons arrested near Kelani River

Written by Keshala Dias

21 Oct, 2016 | 8:51 am

Five persons have been arrested for alleged illegal sand-mining in the Kelani River. According to our correspondent, the suspects have been engaging in this racket at the Yaka Bemma deck of the Kelani River in the Hanwella Police area.

The arrests were made in a raid conducted by the Police Special Task Force on Thursday, October 20, following a tip off received by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau.

Twelve boats which were being used to transport sand were also seized by the STF. The arrested suspects are due to be produced in court today, October 21.

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