Sept 24, Colombo: The Kotadeniya Police have managed to arrest two suspects who were engaged in a racket of removing and selling batteries from telephone towers worth more than 30 million rupees.
A person who worked as a technician in telephone towers has taken the initiative to set up the racket.
The Police have found 125 batteries stolen from cell towers and the value of one battery is more than 200,000 rupees.
Investigations have revealed that the batteries were stolen from 12 telephone towers located in Nittambuwa, Kotadeniya, Minuwangoda, Pannala, Rambukkana, Kahathuduwa, Ambalangoda, Bandaragama, Wadduwa and Dodangoda.
Kotadeniya Police are conducting further investigations.