Oct 26, 2018

2 nabbed over flying Drone camera over Ravi's house

Thalangama police says that two persons have been arrested near the residence of MP Ravi Karunayake for videoing the area of the MP's residence using a drone camera.

Police have also seized the drone camera used.

The arrested individuals have been revealed to be an officer of the Wildlife Conservation Department and a drone camera operator. It has been further revealed that the drone camera was used to obtain footage for a reforestation project initiated by the department.

They are to be produced before courts today (26).

Security officers at MP Karunanayake's residence had alerted police after seeing the airborne drone camera.

Although approval of the Civil Aviation Authority is needed and the nearby police station should be alerted first to use a drone camera, it has been revealed that no such permission has been sought.