A raid was carried out by Kahatagasdigiliya Police to thwart the operation of an allegedly illegal sand racket in the Wembuwewa lake in Galenbindunuwewa.
This raid was carried out after a tip-off was received by the police. One suspect was arrested while the other attempted to escape. The suspect is a resident of Galenbindunuwewa and is to be produced before the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court.
It was found out that the alleged illegal sand-mining operation had been in operation for several years.