A UNP member of the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha who obstructed the demolition of illegal structures is arrested.
The Local Government member had obstructed the Police when officials of the Road Development Authority attempted to demolish an illegal trade centre put up by him near Norwood junction along the Hatton-Maskeliya main highway. The Norwood Police said that that he and three others had behaved in an unruly manner threatening the officials and also inflicting damage to the backhoe machine of the Urban Development Authority. Accordingly the Pradeshiya member, his son and two others were apprehended by the Police. All illegal trade centre had been dismantled and security in the area beefed up with the support of the Hatton Police. The Norwood Police said that the suspects would be produced before the Hatton Magistrate.