STF raid illegal timber store on doorstep of Gampola Police
A large stock of teak and mahogany timber was seized and a suspect taken into custody by the STF during a raid on an illegal timber store at Paliyawatta in Gampola. Investigations revealed that timber had been transported to the area by tipper lorries hidden under loads of sand.
A senior STF official said the racketeers had been running the illegal timber store in close proximity to the Gampola police and the courts complex.
Commanding Officer of the Gampola STF camp IP B.j.gemunu Shantha SI Jayaweera, SI Ranatunga Bandara, PCS 15252 Perea, 69211 Asoka and 7641 Bandara caried out the raid on the instructions of Kandy Zonal Commander A.A.G Ranasuriya.