Mastermind behind Kalutara Prison bus attack identified

Mastermind behind Kalutara Prison bus attack identified

Mastermind behind Kalutara Prison bus attack identified

Written by Keshala Dias

02 Mar, 2017 | 1:06 pm

Police notes that they have identified several of the suspects involved in the attack on a Kalutara Prison transport, including the mastermind of the attack.

A release issued by Police Headquarters noted that a broad operation has been launched to apprehend the suspects.The release further notes that information has been revealed that the suspects could attempt to flee the country with the use of fake passports.

As a precaution, police have taken steps to provide information regarding the suspects to Katunayake Airport and Mattala Airport.

Two special police teams have also been dispatched to the airports to beef up security.The operation has been launched under the direct supervision of IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

On February 27, a Kalutara prison transport heading towards the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court was ambushed The incident resulted in the death of five inmates and two prison officials.

Among the deceased was underworld kingpin “Samayan” alias Aruna Udaya Shantha.

A release issued by the Police Headquarters noted that a broad operation has been launched to apprehend the suspects.

 

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