Four Police teams to investigate into Kochchikade incident
[May 07 2019]
Two individuals have been arrested following clashes
in Kochchikade in Negombo. A personal dispute between two individuals
had escalated into a tense situation after a group of highly intoxicated
persons had involved and behaved in an unruly manner. Police took quick
action to defuse the situation and maintain peace. A Police curfew was
also imposed in the area. Four Police teams have been deployed for
investigations into the incident. This was revealed by Police
Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera at a press briefing at the Media Centre
on Monday (06 May).
The CID carrying out investigations into the Easter
Sunday bombing incident has uncovered over Rs. 140 million belonging to
the terror group. Part of the money are in banks accounts and CID has
taken measures to freeze the funds in these accounts. They have also
found other assets worth over 7 billion rupees. Authorities are taking
measures to freeze these assets as well. Presently, 73 suspects are in
CID and TID custody in relation to the bombing incidents. 54 suspects
held by the CID includes 7 females while 19 suspects in TID custody
includes two females, the Police Spokesman further revealed.
Island wide search operations are continuing while Tri
Forces and Police have taken all measures to ensure security of schools.
Parents who bring their children in vehicles are kindly requested to
quickly drop-off them off at the school gates in order to avoid
The Sri Lanka Navy had recovered 14 water gel sticks
and 26 detonators during a search operation in Irakkandy, Trincomalee.
It is believed that these explosives were to be used for illegal fishing