Police today arrested 5 suspects including the chief suspect in connection with the murder of the UPFA Pradeshiya Saba member Hasitha Madawalage.
Police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody stated that following the questioning of the suspects the police also confiscated the 9 millimetre semi automatic pistol used in the murder along with 2 9 millimetre rounds of ammunition, a motorcycle and a helmet.
In addition the police have also confiscated a T 81 assault rifle, 2 magazines, 48 rounds of ammunition and a trishaw.
The suspects are residents of the Kelaniya and Kiribathgoda regions.
Police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody had the following to say regarding this.