The Borella Police have arrested a father of a few small children who stole three kilos of rice and a Samaposha packet. The arrest was made following a notification by the guards of the nearby supermarket.
He, a father of two residing in Dehiwala area, told the police that he did not have any food or drink for four days and the children were also hungry so he committed this theft.
The sub-inspector who investigated the complaints paid the amount of the bag at his own expense and released the suspect along with the bag. A monk who was present at the police at that time also helped the person financially.