The Chairman of the Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha and his brother have been arrested for attempting to steal a stock of water pipes part of a water project in Mahila, Beliatta.
They were remanded till the 3rd of January after being produced before Court this afternoon (29).
Police received a tip-off by area residents that the pipes were being cut and loaded into a lorry.
The Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman is believed to be the Chairman of the project.
Police said the pipes were found stacked at the residence of the Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman’s brother.