Five more suspects were arrested yesterday in connection with the shooting of the prison bus at Dematagoda, an incident that is related to the arrest of Sankha Shirantha alias Bloemendhal Sankha
The investigation is being carried out according to the directive from the IGP.
Five firearms, as well as a stock of ammunition were recovered.
Police said that one T-56 fire arm, two 9 millimetre fire arms, 29 T-56 ammunition, 45 nine millimeter ammunition, 761 rounds of ammunition, two double barrel fire arms, one sniper fire arm equipped with a telescope and a Silencer were among the materials recovered.
Of those arrested, two suspects are from Gampola, the others are residents of Negombo, Kochchikade and Navula.