Investigations into the violence underway
[May 17 2019]
Investigations into the violence that occurred in the
Northwestern Province and in Minuwangoda area are underway and
intelligence personnel are also probing into find out the perpetrators
and those behind them. Those who are wanted by the Police in connection
the violence can surrender to the Police or to the courts, said so the
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara at a media briefing at the Media
Centre in Kollupitiya on Thursday (16 May).
Tri Forces and Police personnel have been deployed to
prove security and no curfew will be imposed today (16). Further, Police
will take action to mention about the arrest if any suspect, arrested in
connection with the violence requests for a Police report in the future,
for employment or any other purpose. In addition, the Police will also
take measures to inform the workplaces of these suspects about their
involvement in the violent acts, the Police Spokesman further said.
An individual who is suspected to have close links
with the Easter Sunday bombing terror group has been taken into custody
on Wednesday (15). The suspect named Mohamed Rizwan is a resident of
Mabole in Wattala.
Like in previous years, measures will be taken to
provide maximum security to Vesak celebrations this year as well. Police
personnel will be deployed to assist the people visiting Colombo and
other cities and also to regulate traffic.