By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
Police arrested two Pradeshiya Sabha members in two separate incidents and are on the look out for another Pradeshiya Sabha member in connection with felling of trees in an irrigation reservation.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said a 44-year-old member of the Bandaragama Pradeshiya Sabha was arrested in Raigama in connection with an assault on a disabled army soldier on Wednesday.
He said the suspect was remanded till April 1 after being produced before the Panadura Magistrate’s Court.
In another incident, a 43-year-old member of the Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested by the Biyagama police for criminal trespass and assault on employees of a restaurant in Biyagama.
DIG Rohana said he was produced before the Judicial Medical Officer and confirmed that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
He was to be produced before the Mahara Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Meanwhile, Baddegama police have arrested a suspect during a special raid conducted on an irrigation reservation at Dolekada in the Baddegama police area and a special police team has been deployed to arrest a Baddegama Pradeshiya Sabha member who was absconding.
DIG Rohana said 31 logs and an excavator were taken into custody during the raid.