Yatiyantota Police, within half an hour of the alert by Avissawella Police, arrested two suspects who were alleged to have robbed Rupees five lakhs (Rs. 500,000) of Maha Oya Estate`s payroll.
On a complaint by the Superintendent of Mahaoya Estate, Dehiowita that two armed persons riding a motor cycle had robbed the payroll of a Division of the Estate, the Avissawella Police alerted all Police stations in the Division.
Within half an hour of receiving the message. Yatiyantota Police arrested the suspects, cash and a pistol.
The suspects, according to Police sources, are from Imbulana and MaGammana in the Ruwanella and Avissawella police areas.
Yatiyantota police said the suspects and the productions would be handed over to Avissawella Police, as the incident took place within the administrative area of Avissawella Police.
Sub Inspector Tillekeratne, OIC Crimes branch of Avissawella police with a team of policemen are conducting further investigations.