|Litterbugs caught in the act
Twenty one litter bugs who surreptitiously threw
garbage on the roads late at night were nabbed in
the act by plainclothes cops from Dehiwala and Mt
Lavinia Police last Sunday.
Twelve of the culprits were nabbed by the Mt Lavinia
police, while the balance nine were detected by the
They were each fined Rs. 10,000 by Mt Lavinia Chief
Magistrate Harsha Setunga on July 26.
The culprits were from Ratmalana, Mt. Lavinia,
Dehiwala and Nedimale areas. They had been in the
habit of throwing their daily household garbage onto
the streets at night and the police conducting an
operation dressed in civvies caught them in the act.
They were charged under the Section 60 of the
Highways Act 40 of 2008. (SW)