Maximum effort to ensure public security
[May 13 2019]
The Police and
the Tri Forces have taken
maximum effort to provide
security to all schools. The
public is requested to continue
with their routine activities
without fear as maximum security
has been provided to ensure
public security. There is no
cause for fear. Religious
observances were conducted
around places of worship today
(Sunday) and children were
attending private tuition
classes as usual, said so the
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan
Gunasekara during the press
briefing held at the Media
Centre in Kollupitiya, last
evening (12). Military Spokesman
and Director of the Media Centre
Brigadier Sumith Atapattu was
also present at the briefing.
Commenting on an unconfirmed report circulating on
social media about Monday (13), he said that authorities will look into
all details that they receive and will provide maximum security. These
are basic information which have not been unconfirmed by intelligence
units or security agencies. Nevertheless, maximum security will be
provided to ensure public safety.
A news was seen circulating on social media about a
group of terrorists being arrested with weapons in Mount Lavinia, last
evening (11). In contrary, it was a Police operation to bust an illegal
foreign currency transaction in Mount Lavinia. Acting on information
received from the Army about an illegal exchange of foreign currency
with local currency, Police together with the Army had launched an
operation to apprehend the suspects. One suspect was arrested in Mount
Lavinia while three more were arrested at Kirulapone, Kalutara and
Kohuwala. Foreign currency worth about 2.5 million rupees and two
vehicles belonging to the suspects have also been taken into Police
custody, revealed the Police Spokesman.
Authorities will conduct investigations to, confirm
the authenticity of the foreign currency notes, find out how it was
brought in to the country and if it is a money laundering operation.
There is no connection between this and the terror group, the Police
Spokesman further clarified. He also refuted a news circulating in
social media of three medical students at the Kalubowila Hospital being
taken into custody. He said that no such arrests have been made.
The tense situation that arose in the Chilaw town area
has been brought under control by the Police with the assistance of
Army, Navy and STF troops. No incidents have been reported from there
since and the curfew imposed will be lifted at 4.00 am. A Facebook
conversation between two individuals in the area had led to the shop of
one of the two individuals, who had posted a comment being surrounded by
a group of area residents and stage a protest, on Sunday morning (12).
The individual has been taken into custody.