Written by Staff Writer
29 Apr, 2019 | 9:52 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The 46 swords which were found in a mosque in Slave Island had been brought to the location just three days before the raid on Friday, April 26.
Three individuals, including the Mowlavi of the mosque and UNP Colombo Municipal councillor Noordeen Mohamed Thajudeen, were arrested in connection to the ongoing investigations. The CMC councillor is currently in CID custody.
When News 1st inquired about the swords from the Mowlavi of the mosque, he said that there was no reason for the swords to be brought to the mosque.
Four swords were also found in a shop at Nikawaratiya that was said to be owned by a Muslim person.
An individual named Mohammed Musa, who was taken into police custody in Veyangoda, admitted to having carried out the distribution of these swords in Colombo.
The wife of Mohammed Musa was also arrested with a banned communication device and a stock of sharp weapons by the police in Kaleliya, Pasyala.
The communication device is used to receive secured phone calls and is banned in Sri Lanka. The market value of this device is estimated to be over Rs 200,000.
Police say that these suspects are being questioned by the Special Police Unit in Colombo.
During an inspection of an Arabic College in Dummalasuriya, Kuliyapitiya, the attention of the special forces were drawn to the writings on the walls.
According to police, there were marks of sharp weapon cuts on the coconut trees in the grounds of the college. The marks are at a height of around 4 and a half meters.
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