Boralesgamuwa, Wellawatte, Galle suspects among those arrested with fire-arms

Boralesgamuwa, Wellawatte, Galle suspects among those arrested with fire-arms

Written by Staff Writer

30 Mar, 2016 | 7:33 pm

Police discovered arms and ammunition from the Galle, Unawatuna and Elpitiya areas over the past few days including on Thursday. A number of illegal weapons and ammunition were discovered from a house in Unawatuna, Galle.

Police said that a pistol, a revolver, a 12-gauge shotgun , an air-pistol , 65 bullets for a 9mm pistol and bullets for a 12-gauge shotgun were discovered. Two persons from Unawatuna and Boralesgamuwa were arrested over the discovery.

A suspect in the possession of a T56 Assault Rifle and ammunition was arrested in the Elpitiya area.

Police said that the suspect was arrested while travelling in a car to sell the firearm, and the cache of ammunition, to another individual.

The suspect is a 36-year-old resident of the Pitigala area.

An individual, suspected in the abduction and murder of Minuwangoda Pradeshiya Sabha member Inidika Jayasinghe in 2011, was arrested in Wellawatte along with a firearm. The suspect was arrested based on a tip off that the individual was in possession of an illegal firearm.

The suspect is a 31-year-old resident of the Kimbulapitiya in Negombo.

While several crimes were reported during the recent past from various areas, many incidents on the possession of illegal firearms were also reported.

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