UPDATE: Police arrest 20 suspects over weapons found in Mount Lavinia Court

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Police have arrested 20 suspects over the weaponry found at the Magistrate’s Court premises in Mount Lavinia, on Wednesday (01).

It is reported that the 16 out of the 20 suspects are individuals residing in the Ratmalana area. Police have additionally recorded statements from the Police personnel who were on duty at the time of the incident as well as from Prison Officers who had arrived at the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The case has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for forensic investigations to be carried out in the hope of finding fingerprints on the weaponry.

A pistol and a revolver as well as 10 rounds of ammunition were found inside a bag at the Magistrate’s Court premises in Mount Lavinia, on Wednesday. Court proceedings were temporarily halted following the discovery.

 

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