Power pirate nabbed

A suspect who was found guilty of pirating electricity through manipulation of the electricity metre installed at his house by the Ceylon Electricity Board

(CEB) was imposed a fine of Rs. 58,105 by Matara Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Uresha de Silva.

Of this amount, Rs. 25,000 was the Court fine whilst Rs. 33,105 was the compensation for the CEB. According to CEB investigation sleuths, the accused is a resident of Weraduwa in Matara. Further investigations divulged that he had been engaged in this power racket for a long time.

A team of officials attached to the Special Investigation Unit of the CEB and Matara Police jointly made this arrest and prosecuted in the Matara Magistrate’s Court.

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