A stock of National Identity Cards which is considered to have been gathered during the fear psychosis period has been recovered from Deraniyagala.
The Deraniyagala Police said the recovery of about 446 Identity Cards was made from a cave in the Nakkawita area. It was possible to detect the Identity Cards based on a tip off given by two persons. A majority of the IDs were in an unclear state. According to the Police the other IDs were of persons resident in the Malimboda, Nakkawita and Yatiwala areas. The Police have hold on the public to identify their Identity Cards by visiting the stations. The Police believe that the IDs had been collected by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna members during the 1988 – 89 period.