Four poachers arrested, fined

Four individuals arrested while poaching in a forest reserve in Pomparippuwa were produced before Puttalam Magistrate Buwaneka Rajakaruna and fined Rs. 220,000 after they had pleaded guilty.

Puttalam police prosecuted. Meanwhile, Three persons possessing six rare tortoises for slaughter along with other tortoise meat to be sold to tourists, were arrested and later produced before Puttalam District Magistrate Buwaneka Rajakaruna who fined

the offenders Rs. 75,000.Forest officers prosecuted.

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