Police arrested the owner of a huge cockfighting operation and 4 of his assistants at Boralessa in Wennappuwa.
Police on a tip-off raided the games-spot located on a coconut plantation last evening.
However several game players had escaped the scene during the raid.
Later police seized 25 motor bicycles, 6 three-wheelers, a van and a lorry abandoned by game players in the premises.
Police also found 2 roosters that had been hidden by fleeing game players in a bush at Farthima Watta in Wennappuwa.
The police Media Spokesman Office said that the arrested suspects were scheduled to be produced before the Marawila Magistrate today.