Four unidentified men had thrown red chilli powder in the eyes of the policemen and fled when they tried to check them near a checkpoint at Kate junction in Point Pedro yesterday, police said.
Two policemen have been admitted to the Point-Pedro hospital.
On receiving information that a group of men were hiding near the checkpoint, the policemen had gone to the area and conducted a search. Suddenly, the men, who are believed to be Kerala-ganja transporters, had thrown chilli powder in their eyes and fled the scene.
A special search operation was launched to apprehend the suspects. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)
Gayan Perera Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:57 AM
Arrest everyone who has red chilli powder in the kitchen!
Top Hat Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:02 AM
Looks like it will be necessary to ban all kinds of chillies including chillie singer as well!
Banda Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:24 AM
These little things might become a major problem in the time to come. Keep wondering whether this govt has missed the trick via DM Android App
ANTON Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:46 AM
AT LEAST, THEY GOT SOMETHING TAX FREE .......
sinhabahu Tuesday, 22 November 2016 09:59 AM
P.M said Aawa Giya ! .
Waco Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:02 AM
Ban pepper powder as well.
UniDon Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:06 AM
here in the south an SI was shot dead, and there in the north a few policemen were attacked by drug traffickers. Do we need to read same kind of news differently?
ANTON Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:09 AM
PEOPLE USING ILLEGAL FIREARMS CALLED TERRORISTS, PEOPLE USING SWORDS ILLEGALLY CALLED AAVA , PEOPLE USING CHILLI POWDER ???
Thanos Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:28 AM
Please try not to spread this as an act of the LTTE. It is an act of the underworld.
cheers Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:49 AM
If they are from Kerala India and can violate law and order in sri lanka shoot them to death then no ganja smuggling and chilli throwing cant our police and govt understand them. If you do this in india what happens as a sri lankan
Haramanis Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:09 AM
Banda is right - little things lead to bigger things. We have already forgotten the lessons LTTE taught us!!!
Wise Donkey Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:12 PM
I see this is why chili powder is expensive, it is being used for other than cooking.
Sheri Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:17 PM
An odd comment (above) - the ltte has not taught anyone anything - they are a damned outfit!
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