Information has come to light that behind the false propaganda that terrorized the society there has been a political party connected to terror.
During the past few days propaganda was spread about incidents that disturbed the people. People were intimidated and some even behaved in an unruly manner. It has now come to light that the rumours have been completely false. The police have found information regarding the strategies employed by a gang of robbers who spread the rumour. Police have confirmed that several suspects have been arrested in this connection. The political strategy behind the rumours has been to disturb the peace prevailing in the country. It has come to light that groups that cannot come to power in elections are attempting to create an anarchic situation in the country. The masses have rejected certain political groups connected to the terror period of 1988-89. Police say that the preliminary investigations have indicated that such groups are hatching conspiracies against the country through robbery and other illegal activities. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa recently called upon the people not to be misled by such elements. Police have taken measures to bring the situation under control in certain areas. Police have also requested the people not to take the law unto their hands and create unnecessary problems. The Police Department has requested the people to inform the Police in case of sighting suspicious persons.