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Camelia Nathaniel

Man arrested with firearm

A 22-year-old man was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division around 2.10 pm on Wednesday at Devananda Road in Kotahena with a local revolver.

The suspect is a resident of Jampattah Street in Kotahena. He was to be produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate yesterday.

Investigations are continuing.

Treasure hunters nabbed

Anamaduwa Police and Puttalam Special Task Force officers apprehended a woman and six men excavating a land in the Labugala area on Wednesday. Several equipment used in the excavation were seized. The suspects are residents of the Anamaduwa area in the age group of 22-40.

They were produced before the Anamaduwa Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Anamaduwa Police are investigating.

Man caught with heroin

The Colombo Crimes Division raided a house on Lesley Ranagala Mw in Borella and arrested a suspect with 10g and 100 mg of heroin on Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect, 60-year-old resident of Borella, was produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Investigations are continuing.

Another was arrested on Wednesday near the Orugodawatte flyover in Grandpass with 21g and 370 mg of heroin on a tip-off by Grandpass Police.

The 31-year-old suspect, a resident of the Wellampitiya area, was produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Man dies in cab-three wheeler collision

A cab travelling towards New Town from Nawagamuwa collided head-on with a three wheeler opposite the Perakumba Children’s Home in Polonnaruwa around 10.45 am on Wednesday.

The three wheeler driver and his two passengers were injured and admitted to the Polonnaruwa Hospital. One passenger later succumbed to his injuries. The 73-year-old victim was identified as Rajapaksa Gamage Karunaratne, a resident of New Town, Nawagamuwa.

His body was lying at the Polonnaruwa Hospital for the post-mortem to be held yesterday.

The double cab driver was arrested. Polonnaruwa Police are investigating.