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Thewarapperuma injured chasing after cattle thieves

30 January 2017 09:14 am - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma had injured his leg after falling into a hole while chasing after cattle-rustlers. The Deputy Minister was alerted about a vehicle transporting cattle for slaughter and gave chase. The minister, with the help of several supporters, caught up to the vehicle and intercepted it.

The two occupants of the van containing the cattle, that had been trussed up and tied in an inhuman manner, were apprehended by the deputy minister while another managed to escape their clutches and attempted to flee. The deputy minister however did not give up and gave chase. However as a consequence he had fallen into a hole in the road and injured his leg. The lorry and the suspects were handed over to the Beruwala police.

The suspects are believed to be residents of Munhena in Matugama.(S. Madawala)

  Comments - 20

  • LPD Monday, 30 January 2017 03:42 PM

    JOB WELL DONE. Congrats

    D M Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:25 PM

    Well Done MinisterI am sorry to hear of your injury but you have gained much good karma with this act

    Dhammi Monday, 30 January 2017 04:58 PM

    I like this type of politicians than some JHU and JVP " Pora Talk" politicians................

    Bhawna Monday, 30 January 2017 09:25 AM

    He is a real Hero these days. Let him do such

    lkboy Monday, 30 January 2017 09:38 AM

    Is he Police?

    Sajee Monday, 30 January 2017 09:50 AM

    at least one minister is doing the works with his feet on the ground. all others travelling in luxury vehicles and attending the opening ceremonies.

    Bala Monday, 30 January 2017 09:56 AM

    Hope he can chase the looters in previous and present govts and catch them similarly. Will make him a real Deshapremi and will confer title Desha Abimanaya.

    DillonDP Monday, 30 January 2017 09:56 AM

    we need this superman in the police,,,, i think he will be much better than poojitha

    ANTON Monday, 30 January 2017 10:00 AM

    IDEAL OCCUPATION FOR THIS ONE.

    TJ Monday, 30 January 2017 10:32 AM

    Vigilante on the rise in Sri Lanka.

    Rodney Monday, 30 January 2017 10:39 AM

    He is a Hero . My Prayer For Him

    Hiran Monday, 30 January 2017 11:25 AM

    I think he is only one in the Government who is interested in catching the crooks.

    Dr. Watson Monday, 30 January 2017 11:51 AM

    Well done sir. I raise my hat to you. I am an animal lover and appreciate your deed. Thank you sir!

    yahapala Monday, 30 January 2017 12:04 PM

    Another Mervyn Silva from the Yahapalanaya government .

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 30 January 2017 12:20 PM

    A deputy minister behaving like a child. Very strange. He should go back to school.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 30 January 2017 12:31 PM

    A deputy minister must do his job. Let police handle catching thieves. What he should done was to inform police rather than chasing behind thieves.

    Raz Monday, 30 January 2017 12:57 PM

    Give the ministry of cattle & goat affairs to him he will handle JO bulls with the horns via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 30 January 2017 01:22 PM

    why dont give a chase to drug lods . via DM Android App

    Top Cat Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:04 AM

    So he is useful no!!? When is the next Olympics?

    Mandy Monday, 30 January 2017 01:47 PM

    By the time you inform police, and they came, the thief will get away. This is a citizen's arrest. Well done.


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