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Police Crime Watch: 11 August

Aug 13, 2010 5:25:48 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Police Crime Log for the 11th of August, reported by Police Spokesman SSP Prashanth Jayakody

Wadduwa: Accident Kills Three Month Old And One Other

A collision between a train and a three-wheeler in Wadduwa left a three month old baby, Pasindu Gimhan Silva – who was traveling with his parents – and the driver of the three-wheeler, D.L Samarajeewa dead.

The parents of the baby – resident of Cooray Mawatha in Wadduwa – were rushed to the Panadura Hospital where they are receiving treatment for serious injuries.

Initial investigations have found the driver of the three-wheeler to be at fault. Wadduwa Police is conducting further investigations.

Katunayake: Iranian Drug Smugglers Nabbed

Two Iranian nationals were arrested by the Narcotics Division of the Katunayake Airport whilst attempting to smuggle 8kg and 85g of the chemical substance methamphetamine in to the island.

Intense questioning of the two men by the Narcotics Division had led to the arrest of two other Iranian nationals who were involved with smuggling more of the drug into Sri Lanka.

Interpol assistance is being sought by the Sri Lanka Police.

Mount Lavinia: Computer Store Robbers Arrested

Two suspects were arrested by the Crimes Division of the Mount Lavinia Police in connection with a robbery at a computer store that took place on the 8th of August.

A number of items, amounting to rupees 480, 000 were stolen from the store owner who had a knife held to his throat by the two robbers.

The two were arrested in the Thelawala area of Ratmalana. Items amounting to 460, 000 rupees were also recovered from them.

Mannar: Male Body Drifts Ashore

The body of a man, in the initial stages of decomposition, had drifted ashore the Maleithuduval beach where it was found by the Mannar Police.

The body, clad in long blue trousers and a red, blue and brown striped shirt, is belived to be of a man of a bout 30 to 40 years old.

Mannar Magistrate had ordered a post mortem into the body that was taken to the Mannar Hospital mortuary.

Mannar Police is conducting further investigations.