Suspect arrested over Wanathawilluwa explosives haul released due to political influence?

Suspect arrested over Wanathawilluwa explosives haul released due to political influence?

April 23, 2019   10:48 am

Information is being spread that one or several key suspects arrested over the haul of explosives seized in Wanathawilluwa area were released afterwards due to the influence of a high-profile politician, says Minister Kabir Hashim.

The minister stated this addressing the media at the press conference held at the Temple Trees yesterday (22).

One of these suspects is also in connection with the series of bomb attacks which took place across the country on Easter Sunday (April 21st), the minister further said.

On January 17th, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had seized over 100kg of explosives and 100 detonators at Wanathawilluwa in Puttalam.

Information regarding the Wanathawilluwa explosives haul was obtained from interrogating the suspects arrested for vandalizing several Buddhist statues in Mawanella area last December.

The minister says that, realizing the severity of the Mawanella incident, the police and the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) were instructed to conduct a proper investigation in that regard.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories



70-year-old critically injured after being crushed by fallen utility pole

Over 120 millimetres of rainfall recorded in Kukuleganga, Kalutara

Social Security Levy to be added to LECO to electricity bills from September

Another electricity tariff hike in October?

Maintaining both financial, social stability important - IMF on DDO programme (English)

President Ranil holds bilateral talks with Germany, Kazakhstan leaders (English)

Social Security Levy to be added to LECO electricity bills from this month (English)