Four males and five females were arrested by Officers of the Police Marine Division in the Peliyagoda, Nelligahawatta area yesterday for discarding garbage to the Kelani River. The group was arrested around 4.30 PM according to Police sources.

The suspects, residents of the Wattala and Peliyagoda areas have been released on bail currently and are to be presented to the Wattala and Aluthkade courts. Peliyagoda Police and the Police Marine Division are carrying out further investigations in to the incident.