The Crimes Division of the Police Headquarters have succeeded in apprehending two suspects with a firearm suspected to have been used by LTTE terrorists.
A T56 weapon along with 20 live bullets was seized during an operation launched in the Hingurakgoda and Anuradhapura areas. The main suspect had been released earlier after eight years in remand custody. Within the short period of three months after his release, he had been involved in many robberies in the Anuradhapura, Talawa, Mirissa, Warakapola and Nittambuwa areas. The Police have also succeeded in recovering 10 Motorbikes, robbed by him.