Ongoing operations successful
People encouraged to resume daily life
Tri Forces and Police to ensure security of schools
[April 30 2019]
wide search operations being
carried out by Tri Forces,
Police and STF are continuing
and security has been tightened.
Maximum security has been
provided to all places of
worship by the Tri Forces,
Police and STF. Investigations
carried out by the CID and TID
have been successful and the
Police believe that they have
been able to identify all
collaborators of the extremists
and also believe that the
ongoing operations have been
very effective in weakening the
extremists as well as preventing
them from causing more damage
and harm to the country.
Schools are scheduled to reopened on Monday (06 May)
and the Tri Forces and Police have been vested with providing adequate
protection to schools. Several measures have been taken to ensure the
security of the students.
As informed earlier, vehicles will not be allowed to
be parked in the vicinity of schools after the schools reopen on Monday.
Any vehicles that are found parked in such locations will be removed by
the Police to a safe location and subjected to strict security checking.
The general public is requested not to park their vehicles in the
vicinity of any schools and avoid inconvenience.
The public is also encouraged to resume their daily
activities while being observant of any suspicious activities in their
It is also reminded that the dissemination of false
information and rumours. This will also constitute an offence under the
conditions that are prevailing and legal action will be taken against
anyone found to involve in such activities.
Navy personnel on search operations in Kandy took into
custody two persons along with 28 petrol cans. They were taken into
custody as they had failed to explain the reason to have these 20-liter
patrol cans with them. Today, Navy personnel on duty at a roadblock in
Chilaw arrested a suspect with twenty Police uniforms while checking a
Colombo - Mannar bus.
Acting on information received, a youth was arrested
by Air Force personnel for having in his possession high charge
batteries, switches and wires which could have been used to make
improvised explosive devices. The suspect has been handed over to the
Slave Island Police. Air Force has also carried out search operations in
several parts of the country including a number of locations in Colombo.