Jun 16, 2021

2 Kolonnawa Urban councillors arrested

Two Kolonnawa Urban Councillors have been arrested over the theft of a machine from a plot of land belonging to the Paddy Marketing Board in Wellampitiya.

The suspects, aged 50 and 52-years, will be produced before the Colombo Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court today.

Earlier, police arrested persons who purchased the machine and transported it. The arrests were made following an investigation that was launched after the Wellampitiya Police Station had received a complaint on June 11 that a machine belonging to the Paddy Marketing Board had gone missing.

It was later found the machine was stolen and sold outside.