A forest reserve is clearing illegally, using a caterpillar

The Vavuniya Police Special Task Force (STF) arrested two persons for illegally clearing a forest in the Neluwewa area in the Thalagahawewa reserve in the Medawachchiya Police Division using a caterpillar.

According to information received by the Vavuniya STF, a group of people were clearing more than 05 acres of forest reserve in the Neluwewa area using a caterpillar machine.

Police Special Task Force (STF) officers arrested the two suspects along with the caterpillar and the arrested suspects are residents of Saliyawewa and Medawachchiya areas and were handed over to the Vavuniya STF for further investigations.