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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - 14:45
Continuous operations across the island, further
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With the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, continuous search operations are still being carried out.

Suspects together with weapons and communication equipment were taken into custody during operations yesterday. 05 Walkie-Talkies hidden in a Sugar Cane cultivation in Pelawatte, some VIP security uniforms and several other items were found.

This was based on information obtained from an individual who was taken into custody from the house of Operations Officer of the Sugar Factory Suradh Amdeen, during questioning.

The Operations Officer Suradh Amdeen of the Buttala – Pelawatte Sugar Factory had held a secret discussion with 13 employees which had resulted in the other employees protesting and there was a heated situation within the factory yesterday.

Although officers of the Buttala Police arrived to bring the situation under control since they failed to do so the Special Task Force was summoned and the Operations Officer was taken out of the factory and arrested.

Subsequently his house was searched and the individual there was taken into custody as well.

Meanwhile, an Assistant Director of the ‘Closest School – Best School’ programme was also taken into custody on the allegation that he was spreading through Social Media networks ideologies of the IS Terrorist organization.

In the Ministerial office of this individual who was arrested by the Norochcholai Police, a laptop and several files of documents were taken into custody by the Crimes Division of the Talangama Police.

Shai Raheem, a member of the Western Provincial Council representing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress was also arrested by the Special Task Force.

When his home in Periyamulla – Negombo was searched, 8 devices that could jam communication networks including telephone lines were discovered and the suspect has been handed over to the Negombo Police for further investigations.

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