A Chinese national has been arrested in Narahenpita for the possession of fourteen turtles kept for consumption at the restaurant.
According to Ada Derana, acting on information received, Narahenpita Police arrested the man and seized the turtles kept near the kitchen of a restaurant in the area.
The arrested suspect was produced at the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court and subsequently released on bail.
The magistrate ordered that the 14 turtles be handed over to the Dehiwala Zoo.
Horse and rider injured
A rider and his horse were seriously injured when a lorry ran over them in Ahungala, Balapitya tourist area. The horse was treated by the veterinary however he said the horse was injured seriously. The horse was the breadwinner for the man who owns it as he takes tourists on horse rides around Ahungala reports Lakadeepa.