Two linked to assisting Prison bus shooting arrested

Two linked to assisting Prison bus shooting arrested

March 31, 2017   09:38 am

Two suspects who had allegedly owned the van used in the Kalutara prison bus shooting, and had fuelled the ambush, have been arrested. 

The suspects include a 48-year-old and 51-year-old, residing in the Bandaragama and Moratuwa areas.

The suspects had stolen the van on the 2 of February  from  Seeduwa, and had proceeded to change the number plates and prepare the van for the prison bus shooting.

After the shooting had taken place, the two individuals had   then changed the number plate, once again, to its original registered number. 

Further questioning and investigations carried out by the police revealed two number plates, six pairs of boots and pieces of clothing worn by the perpetrators at the time. 

One of the suspects arrested is believed to have been arrested back in 2011, over the possession of a T-56 and for planning on carrying out potential terror activities. 

The two suspects will be presented to the Negombo Magistrate’s Court later today (31)

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