|Beruwala Mayor had stolen SUV
UNP Mayor of Beruwala, Mazahim Mohamed was arrested
on Friday afternoon at Melbourne Avenue,
Bambalapitiya, by officers attached to the Crimes
Division of the Wellawatte Police, for allegedly
retaining a stolen luxury Land Cruiser jeep.
A group of supporters of the suspect had allegedly
stolen the jeep belonging to a Kaduwela area
resident, at around 7:00 pm on June 2, while it was
parked on Dharmarama Road, Wellawatte.
Police sources said that the Mayor was being
questioned under detention.
The jeep estimated to be worth Rs.35 million, was
being used with altered number plates.