Extremist training locations raided
[May 08 2019]
A 25-acre land in Riditenna in Valaichchenai Police
Division was searched by the CID, Police and STF on Monday (06) after it
was identified as a site used by the extremist terror group for their
The owner of the said land had been arrested by the
Valaichchenai Police after the bombing incident on April 23rd and later
handed over to the CID for further investigations. Questioning from the
suspect had led to the raid on the land. 231 gelignite sticks, a
motorcycle and several other items were also seized from the land, this
was revealed by Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara at the press
briefing held at the Media Centre in Kollupitiya on Tuesday (07).
A Guest Inn in Blackpool, Nuwara Eliya was raided by
the Police together with Army on Monday (06). The Inn was raided after
it was found that the extremists have used this place for conducting
training sessions. The manager of the Inn was also taken into custody.
An individual was arrested from Lazaras Mawatha in
Negombo with 08 communication signal jammers. Police are conducting
further investigations, he further revealed.
Police requests from the public to be more aware of
their bags, baggage or parcels when leaving them unattended as it may
cause unnecessary panic and also mislead the security forces.
On the advice of the Sri Lanka Air Force, the Director
General of the Civil Aviation Authority made a proclamation following
the April 21 explosion that the operations of drones and unmanned aerial
vehicles be prohibited within the air space of Sri Lanka. This
prohibition is in effect at the moment and until further notice.
In view of that such operation of drones and unmanned
aerial vehicles is considered a threat to national security and the
operations conducted towards ensuring national security. The island wide
air defence network has been instructed to act with extreme prejudice
towards any such craft found operating within the airspace of Sri Lanka.
The Air Force will also take action to locate and identify persons
operating such craft and will act to ensure that they are dealt with to
the maximum extent of the law, said so the Air Force Spokesman Group
Captain Gihan Seneviratne speaking at the press briefing held at the
Media Centre in Kollupitiya, on Tuesday (07 May).