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By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe

The Puttalam police arrested nine suspects including three employees of the Norochcholai thermal power plant while attempting to transport two million rupees worth of  60m-70m long copper wire roles stolen from the power plant.

Three of the nine suspects were workers at the plant while the others had allegedly assisted in transporting the wire roles. The suspects were apprehended by the police when they were being checked at the Nawakkaduwa police post.

The Puttalam Magistrate remanded the nine suspects today till the 28th of June . (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 12

  • kumar Wednesday, 23 June 2010 08:51 PM

    Were they Chinese?

    arasoysa Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:42 PM

    Future ministers?

    nandasena Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:05 AM

    Nothing will happen to the robbers as they will be somehow connected to people in power. This is the end of the story!!!!

    nath Thursday, 24 June 2010 03:57 AM

    Copper thieves copped!

    AMILA.G Thursday, 24 June 2010 04:18 AM


    jeena Thursday, 24 June 2010 04:27 AM

    looks like somebody down the line did not get paid properly.

    malkanthi Thursday, 24 June 2010 04:45 AM

    if the deal is big, a big fellow behind, otherwise its a minor offence.

    asoka abeywardena Thursday, 24 June 2010 04:50 AM

    put them in jail and after serving the sentence bring them into the parliament. they really deserve that place.

    Wasantha Thursday, 24 June 2010 07:43 AM

    One of the main barrier in developing our country is the level of honesty & intergrity of people. Everyone should inculcate proper values & attitudes, from the top to downwards. For this purpose a genuine commitment from the top is mandatory. It can be implemented not from words only by action. Badly needed to activate not only the commission of Bribery & Corruption, all the other Law enforcement authorities with full powers & autonomy. Eradication of Political influence & intimidation is a must. Law should be the supreme of the country by Action.

    Lokumalli Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:04 AM

    "For this purpose a genuine commitment from the top is mandatory." I disagree: the commitment comes from the bottom up, starting with mothers and fathers and the Sunday schools and the everyday schools. Telling lies, cheating and stealing are every-day commonplace acts. And, the cynical comments of people who say they should be sent to the parliament or be appointed ministers is a perfect example of the source of this problem!

    Rila Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:38 AM

    How can our national projects prosper when we are keen in making money for ourselves from each project. There are so many more similar stories in almost all state sectors.

    dagobert Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:27 PM

    Excellent work by the Police.
    These detection personell must be well rewarded.

    arasoysa/nandasena/jayawardene..... criticism is one thing, intimidation & sarcasm in yours comments provide a poor reflection of yourselves.
    You are the kind of people SL can do without. please go looking for greener pastures.

    AMILA.G.... Spill it out the beans. police must begin at somepoint.

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