160 arrested for dumping garbage

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Police said that 160 individuals were arrested for dumping garbage in an ad hoc manner during raids conducted on August 8 and 9.

During the raids carried out in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Army, 40 people were arrested from Nugegoda area.

Data revealed that 34 were arrested in Colombo Central, 20 were arrested from Colombo North, 18 from Gampaha, 13 from Kelaniya, 12 each from Colombo South and Negombo, 10 from Mount Lavinia and 1 from Panadura.

Police said that cases would be filed against the culprits from the respective police stations and further raids would be carried out in future. (By Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Sambo Friday, 11 August 2017 03:36 PM

    Thank sir. Please keep on doing this in the future as well. Not only catching them and fining them please also give heavy sentences.

    ed Friday, 11 August 2017 04:42 PM

    WE NEED THE NAMES AND THE AREAS OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.. AS THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM IN SRI LANKA THESE NAMES SHOULD BE PUBLISHED......IT IS OUR RIGHT TO INFORMATION SO THAT WE KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON SUCH PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE...

    ND Friday, 11 August 2017 06:07 PM

    Dont fine them but teach them what attitude is. via DM Android App

    Upul Friday, 11 August 2017 07:00 PM

    As the punishment make them work as garbage collectors for at least one day.

    Snowy Friday, 11 August 2017 08:32 PM

    There was dumping of garbage at Sri Jayawardenapura. Was this also taken into account?

    Shrijen Saturday, 12 August 2017 06:29 PM

    Give them a punishment otherwise missdeed shouldn't reduced


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