Illegal Teak fellers nabbed


Officials attached to the Naula Forest Conservation Office arrested two suspects and seized a single-axle tractor and a saw used to cut teak logs into planks.

The officials stated that the raid was conducted at the Opalgala, Waragolla area in the Naula Divisional Secretariat. The teak planks had been valued at over Rs 100,000. The suspects and seized equipment were to be produced before the Naula Chief Magistrate’s Court.

By I. A. Kumara – Naula