Illicit distillery raided finally after people’s protests


Text and pic by Samantha Adhikari Yakkala corr.

Gampaha police raided an illicit distillery at Aluthgama, Bogamuwa and seized 10 barrels containing 1,800,000 ml ‘kasippu’ recently. One suspect was taken into custody.

The police said it had operated for some time with impunity and following protests by the villagers it was raided.

 Investigations revealed that the man behind the operation wielded political influence. 

The suspect would be produced before the Gampaha Magistrate, the police said.

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