The Deniyaya police arrested 53 persons including nine women who were involved in illegal gambling in the Deniyaya area when the police conducted a massive raid during the last two days.
Police said that the suspects were involved in gambling for a considerable time period and the raids were carried out after gathering valuable information from the public in the area.
Police also stated that they have received a number of complaints against the gambling dens operated in the area. The police found cash worth around Rs.100,000 that the suspects possessed at the time of the arrest.
The suspects were produced before the Matara Magistrate and the police are conducting further investigations into the incident. (Supun Dias & Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
Comments - 7
prkiruba Saturday, 23 April 2011 03:29 AM
No difference in the gamblers?? Perhaps the Colombo Police is being looked after by Colombo Kings where as the outstation small sprats could not look after outstation police very well??
Baya Gullah Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:22 AM
Hi Mervyn..Very true but sad. This is the general opinion that most SriLankans have of politicians...I mean the corrupt politicians!!
Hakeem Friday, 22 April 2011 09:31 AM
What Deniyaya gamblers should have formed up an Gamblers Association and had it legalized before gambling.
mnsmart123 Friday, 22 April 2011 10:55 AM
What is the difference between Colombo Gamblers & Outstation Gamblers? Pl someone clarify....
sltk2004 Friday, 22 April 2011 11:10 AM
What's the big deal? Were they harming any others ?
asoka abeywardena Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:43 AM
In Sri Lanka almost all politicians and police are corrupted...
mervyn perera Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:20 AM
If u bribe the Politicos, no arrests. Learn from Politicos how to become corrupt.
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