Police Crime Log for the 10th of August, reported by Police Spokesman SSP Prashanth Jayakody.
Dankoutuwa: Murder Suspect Arrested
Officers from the Unsolved Crimes Division of the Chilaw Police arrested E.A Sugathasiri Wasantha, a resident of Katukenda, in connection to a murder that took place on the Friday the 6th of August 2010. The suspect is to be produced before the Marawila Magistrate.
Kalavana: Three Police Officers Killed
A police jeep traveling on the Weddagala Road skidded out of control alongside the Koswatte River resulting in an accident that killed the Officer in Charge of the Kalavana Police, Police Inspector Sarath Gamhewana, Sub Inspector Gunapala, and Sergeant Sirimanne. The driver of the jeep who was critically injured was taken to the Ratnapura Hospital. The bodies of the Police Officers were taken to the Kalavana Hospital mortuary.
Kandy: Accident Kills Mo-bike Rider
A motorbike traveling on Dharma Ashoka Mawatha crashed into a van that was parked on a junction close to 3rd Lane in Aruppola. The 38 year old motorbike rider D. N Chandana Pushpakumara – a resident of Gidamunna, Thalathumbaya – was severely injured in the crash and later succumbed to his injuries at the Kandy Hospital. Further imvestigations are being carried out.
Mihintale: Forest Fire Brought Under Control
Police Officers from the Mihintale area, together with the Anuradhapura Fire Brigade put out a fire that took blaze on the edges of a protected forest area in Nanavitiya. The cause for the fire is not yet known. Mihintale Police is conducting further investigations.
Rambodagala: Murder Investigations Begin
Police Officers begin investigations into the murder of 39 year old Alankara Devage Ajith, a resident of Wanduruwa, Veyangoda, who was hacked to death with a sharp object in Godagama, Delpitiya.
Vavuniya: Train Thieves Arrested
Four men were arrested; 3 at the Veyangoda Railway Station and one in Kandana town, for a number of thefts committed by them on Tamil passengers on the Night Mail train traveling from Vavuniya to Colombo.
The four men had produced false documents identifying themselves as officer of the Criminal Investigations Department before relieving their victims of cash, jewellery and mobile phones.
Intense questioning by the Crimes Division of the Ragama police station had revealed that the suspects had operated from the areas of Veyangoda, Polgahawela, Mirigama and Ragama.