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Four fined for cannabis cultivation

Four suspects who pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis were fined Rs. 40,000 each by Hambantota Magistrate and Additional District Judge Manjula Karunaratna. The suspects were identified as Chaminda Kumara Vithnage, Punyatilaka, Damith Kithsiri and T. K. Sarath; residents of Kuttigala, Padalangala.

They were growing cannabis near the Fourth-mile Post at Keliapura in Hambantota.

Special Task Force officers attached to the Suriyawewa police conducted the raid on a tip-off.