r Ministry of Defence - Sri Lanka

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 inconvenience.

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 activities.