190 arrested for dumping garbage in public places


The Police in a two-day joint operation with the Army have arrested 190 individuals dumping garbage at various locations within the Western Province.

'The Police will file legal action against the individuals arrested for illegal garbage dumping. The respective Police stations where the individuals were arrested will carry out this process,' a statement by the Police Media Spokesman’s Office said.

According to the Police, 35 individuals had been arrested from the Colombo North Police Division, 26 from Colombo Central,13-Colombo South, 42-Nugegoda, 28-Mount Lavinia,19-Gampaha, 9-Kelaniya,15-Meegamula, 2-Kaluthara and 1 from Panadura.

The two-day raid  had been conducted from July 30 to  July 31 covering nine police divisions.

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