Seventeen youths, including an actress, were arrested early morning yesterday while they were using cocaine and unidentified drug tablets in two hotel rooms in Polhena, Matara after a Facebook party at another hotel in Mirissa.
More than 1500 people have participated in the Facebook party and these 17 youths had gone to the Polhena hotel while the party was still going on.
The party which had been planned to be held till Sunday evening had abruptly been stopped after the word spread about the arrest of these 17 men and women, police said.
Police apprehended 1.55 grams of cocaine and 250 milligrams of an unidentified drug from the arrested youth which include an AL student of a school in Matara.
Others are residents are from Matara, Colombo, Panadura, Ja-Ela, Mabole and Wattala according to police. They are to be produced before the Matara Magistrate today.