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Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 13:03
76 arrested in search operations;A Facebook user arrested for posting his alleged connection to a terrorist group
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Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that search operations after the Easter Sunday Terror attacks are being carried out continuously and that 76 individuals have so far been apprehended.

In raids carried out last evening and yesterday night 16 persons were taken into custody.

Four persons from Tirappane, three from Rakwana and two each from Vavunathivu and Meegalewa have been arrested.

At the same time one individual each has been taken into custody from Bandaragama, Balangoda, Matale, Teldeniya and Wattala, according to the Police Media Spokesman.

The person taken into custody from Bandaragama is an individual serving as an Assistant Vehicles Inspector of the Southern Expressway and the Police Media Spokesman said that there is a post on his FaceBook account that he is involved with a Terrorist organization.

At the same time, the four persons arrested from Tirappane had in their possession a Repeater gun And a 12-Bore gun which were taken into police custody.

In addition, the person taken into custody in Wattala had in his possession two walkie-talkies which were taken into Police custody.

Meanwhile during a search operation carried out by the Police Special Task Force in the area known as the Muhajin Camp – Crow Island – Mutwal 18 persons were taken into custody on suspicion.

During this raid carried out last Evening 380 persons in 85 houses were subject to inspection.

Meanwhile, some of these persons were arrested since they Could not confirm their identity and also due to suspicion on data on some individuals’ mobile phones. 

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