Airport security has arrested a man with a weapon while he was at the VIP terminal where the president was to arrive. It is stated that a 9 Millimeter caliber pistol was tied on his leg. The suspect was arrested at 9.00 am today morning.
The suspect is being held in the Airport customs and is questioned.
A quandary has arisen since the unidentified armed person was in the Airport vicinity at almost the same time as the president and the ambassadors have arrived at the Airport after their Vatican tour. Our reporter states that mean while Civil Air Service authority has demanded the suspect to be released.
The civil Air Service authority has stated an intelligence agent was deployed to inspect the Airport security. However the Airport security division state that it is a grave situation for a person to remain in the VIP terminal when president Maithreepala Sirisena is arriving in the Island.