It has been revealed that the suspect is a 36-year-old resident of Malwewanayaya in Wellawaya. He had taken a photo from his own cannabis cultivation and released the picture on Facebook last week.
The suspect was arrested by the Wellawaya Police according to a tip-off given by an individual to the police. The investigation was done under the purview of OIC of Wellawaya police C.P. Gunasekara.
According to a police officer, the cannabis plant had grown up to seven feet in height and 115 ganja plants were pulled up and burnt.
The suspect was due to be produced before the Wellawaya Magistrate yesterday (10).
Wellawaya Police is conducting further investigations.