Six persons including 5 school students along with several locally made weapons including petrel bombs have been arrested from a house at Naramwala Mee-gaha-watta in Gampaha.
Panadura Walana Police Anti Vice Squad raided the house last night and arrested the house owner, her son and his four friends.
Police found eight bottles of petrel to which nails and fire crackers were attached outside.
Another five iron clubs attached to cog wheels, a fake gun made of timber, two swords and two kris knives were also among the cache of weapons.
On a tip-off from the public, Panadura Walana Police Anti Vice Squad raided the house and the suspects have been handed over to Mee-gaha-watta police for further action.
According to reports, the reason to collect weapons is a personal dispute between the suspects and a mason living in a nearby house.
Police said the suspected mother and her son will be produced before the Court today.
The five students have been released after obtaining statements.
Police said that they were able to prevent an imminent destruction of life and property as the suspects were arrested in time.
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Update : Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 12:58
-------------------------------2 arrested for possessing weapons including Petrol bombs
Panadura - Walana anti vice squad arrested 2 suspects yesterday for possessing weapons from Gampaha, Meegaha-waththa area.
During the raid the police recovered 8 petrol bombs, a sword, 5 clubs and a knife.