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Man fined for cannabis cultivation

A man who pleaded guilty to charges of cultivating cannabis, was imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 by Matara Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Pavithra Sanjeewani Pathirana. According to police investigation officials, the accused is a resident of Wewahamanduwa, Matara, in the Kotawila Police area. He had cultivated cannabis in flower pots within his home garden. Police made the detection on a tip-off. A team of police officials led by Kotawila Police IP Janaka Thushara and Sub-Inspector Jayatissa, made the arrest and prosecuted at the Matara Magistrate’s Court.