Two arrested over petrol scam

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Poonewa Police arrested two persons who had carried out a petrol scam. They had made off with a sum of Rs 164,500 after promising to provide petrol to a resident of Puttalam.

The suspects were identified as S. S. Salitha Sanduruwan Seneviratne and P. Asanka Dinesh Perera, both residents of Station Road, Poonewa in  Medawachchiya.

According to the Police the suspects had promised a resident of Puttalam in confidence that they could provide him with adequate stocks of petrol on 3 July at the Kudawewa area in Medawachchiya. They had then obtained the money from him and taken off.

As they had avoided meeting him after that, the victim had lodged a complaint with the Poonewa Police who arrested the two suspects that same afternoon.

Police stated that at the time of their arrest the two suspects had possessed a sum of Rs 34,360. The duo and the cash has been handed over to Medawachchiya Police for further inquiries.

By Gayan – Medawachchiya