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Friday, 12 January 2018 - 13:30
STF personnel attacked in Passara
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Police have launched an investigation after a group of STF personnel were pelted stones by villagers in Elbird Estate in Passara last evening (Jan. 11).
 
Police said that trouble broke out after 8 members from Agarathenna STF camp raided a place where liquor was sold illegally.
 
Police said then around 40 residents and estate workers of Elbird Estate had pelted stones at the STF personnel.
 
Police said 4 suspects including illicit liquor dealers were arrested.
 
A villager and another STF officer who were injured during a brawl were admitted to Badulla Hospital.
 
Meanwhile, a senior STF officer told our news team that an investigation into the incident is being carried out by three police teams, under the supervision of an ASP in charge of the area.
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