Police to arrest snake girl

The police say they will arrest Nirosha Wimalaratne, also known as the cobra girl or snake girl, once to arrives in the country from overseas.

According to the police, the arrest will be made based on the court order issued this week. The Court ordered her arrest as she had failed to appear in court over a case.

The 21-year-old ‘Cobra Girl’ from Colombo had been arrested last year after being charged for keeping a snake in her possession under the Animals Ordinance and Cruelty to Animals Act and, the Dangerous Animals Act.

Her troubles began when police raided the Cleopatra Night Club at the Liberty Plaza in Colombo at dawn last August.

She was remanded while her companion was handed over to the Dehiwala Zoo on a court order.

However, Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne later ordered that the pet cobra be returned to Nirosha. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Indika Sri Aravinda