Arrested with false number plates
On a tip-off, the Tangalle District Crime Detection Bureau took into custody a car with a false number plate on January 7. Its owner was arrested along with the forged documents. The suspect M. M. M. Rauffan of Kirinda, Puhulwella in the Hakmana police area, was arrested and produced before the Tangalle Magistrate. The suspect was enlarged on Rs. 5,000 cash bail and one lakh surety bail. The car bearing the false number plate 301-4768 was produced in Court as a production.
The real registration number of the vehicle was 301-4768. It was supposed to be based in Colombo. The Tangalle DCDB is of the view that more vehicles with false number plates are plying within the Hambantota district while the vehicles with the genuine registration numbers are running elsewhere.
On the direction of Tangalla Division SSP, N. D. Daluwatta a special team of policemen has been deployed under the supervision of the OIC, DCDB, SI, K. K. Rangajeewa to round up the vehicles with false number plates. The team comprises PS 20186 Prematilake, PC 21554 Imesh, PC 62452 Pragath, PC 52728 Ratnayake, PC 58243 Dayaratna and PC D35005 Nandasiri.