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Friday, 03 March 2017 - 20:41
Special operation to seize unauthorized firearms begins today, Rosa remanded
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The main suspect of the recovery of fire-arms at the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate Court has surrendered to Mt. Lavinia police through a lawyer last night.

Police Media Spokesman stated that the suspect has been identified as Saalu Roshan Indika Silva alias Rosa.

Later, the suspect has been handed over to a special police team which is investigating the incident.

Following a tip-off, police recovered a Chinese made pistol, a revolver and 10 live bullets hidden in a parcel at the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate court premises last Wednesday.

According to Police investigations, the main suspect hired 20 persons for no particular assigned job and brought them to Court premises last Wednesday.

However, the arrested 13 persons have been remanded until March 13th when they were produced before Courts today.

Police stated that an organized criminal  Gona-kovile Roha was scheduled to be produced before Mt. Lavinia Court on that day.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody stated during a media briefing today that Saalu Roshan Indika Silva aka Rosa is a member of another faction clashing against Gona-kovile Roha.

Meanwhile, DIG Ajith Rohana says that a special search operation will be launched with effect from today to seize unauthorized fire arms.

He announced this during a media conference held at the Government Information Department.

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