The police arrested 17 persons while they were disposing garbage in the Kelany River and Hamilton stream.
Police Media Office reports that yesterday (28) these persons were arrested while launching an environmental operation utilizing police navy boats.
12 women and five men are among the arrested.
The Police Media Office further reports that the arrested were released on bail. However they are ordered to be present at Mahara and Aluthkade courts on November 5th.
Earlier 23 persons who disposed garbage in the Kelany River and Bolgoda reserve were arrested by the police navy squad.