May 4 search operations : Anti-air ammo seized

May 4 search operations : Anti-air ammo seized

Written by Staff Writer

04 May, 2019 | 8:45 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Search operations continued island-wide to establish national security.


During a search operation carried out last night in Katunayaka, police discovered 5 ammunition believed to be used for anti-aircraft guns. It was found abandoned in a public cemetery in Abandolawa.

The owner of a house near the Katunayake Air Force camp, who had 2 drones cameras in his possession was taken into the custody.

Two brothers employed at a private firm in Katunayake were taken into police custody last night. The Police found photographs of the suspects dressed in military uniforms and certificates that they were trained in an Arabic country.


Kalutara division law enforcement officials discovered 3 bombs and a bottle containing explosives used to make handmade bombs, buried in an empty plot of land in Hijra Lane, Welipena.

Darga town

The police and the Army conducted a joint search operation in Darga town Aluthgama today(May 04). Security forces arrested one suspect with 2 radio transceivers and 5 swords.


The army discovered 2 hidden lorries without license plates, inside a paddy warehouse in Nachchaduwa, Anuradhapura. The owner of the paddy warehouse was arrested by the Police. It was revealed that the owner of the lorries is currently overseas.


The army and the Chilaw police arrested two suspects during a search operation in Wattakkalliya this morning. Suspicious CDs, multiple national identity cards prepared for one individual, and several other documents in the possession of the suspects were also seized.


Security forces arrested three men and a woman during a search operation in Badura, Marawila. The forces seized a half-burnt banner with Arabic text and military attire used in a foreign state in possession of the apprehended suspects.


Based on a tip-off received by intelligence units, security forces inspected two houses in Doratiyawa, Kurunegala. Security forces arrested one suspect and seized two swords and 24 empty bullet shells. Police stated that a suspicious electronic device was also seized by the security forces.

Additionally, all business locations and vehicles in the Kurunegala city area were inspected this afternoon. Security forces arrested 14 suspects.

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