A contractor who had misappropriated goods of the Electricity Board worth more than five million rupees has been arrested.
A person who secured the contract to build the Tamil Maha Vidyalaya at another site due to its re-location as a result of the construction of the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Plant was taken into custody. Instructions were given to utilize materials of the old school building. However, the contractor concerned had stolen a stock of building materials worth over five million rupees. As such a team from the Talawakelle Police Station and officials of the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Plant carried out investigations. They were able to recover a stock of valuable timber, iron and roofing sheets that had been concealed tactfully. Inquiries are afoot to arrest the other suspects involved in the incident.