Woman who preyed on flood relief arrested


By Norman Palihawadana

Grandpass police yesterday arrested the woman, who was photographed collecting relief supplies brought for flood victims on the Kelani Bridge, using chronies on Sunday May 22.

Identified by the police as ‘Mali’ from Wellampitiya, she was photographed collecting relief supplies brought by kind donors to beleaguered flood victims who had found refuge on the Kelani bridge and then putting those items in a container. Later the goods were allegedly sold to flood victims marooned in the interior, again using cronies.

The cronies of the woman were identified as drug addicts by the people in the area. Police also alleged that she also served as a drug peddler at other times.

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