Police arrest 55 garbage dumpers in the Western Province


The Police in a one-day joint operation with the Army have arrested 55 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 said.

The raid was conducted from October 28 to October 29 covering ten police divisions.

According to the Police, 05 individuals had been arrested from the Colombo North Police Division, 10 from Colombo Central, 10 from Colombo South, 02 from Nugegoda, 02 from Mount Lavinia, 16 from Gampaha, 04 from Kelaniya, 05 from Negombo, and 01 from Panadura.

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