(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lanka Police say a special team comprising Scene of Crime Officers (SOCO) and fingerprint officers under the Colombo Central Senior Superintendent of Police has been deployed to obtain scientific evidence of any crimes committed at the Presidential Secretariat premises.
Issuing a statement, the Police Media Division said said a special operation was conducted jointly with the tri-forces and the Police Special Task Force (STF) early this morning to clear protesters who were illegally occupying the Presidential Secretariat, its main entrance, and the vicinity.
In this operation, 9 suspects were taken into custody and two of them were hospitalized with minor injuries.
The arrested suspects, aged between 26 and 58 years are residents of Kelaniya, Embilipitiya, Ja Ela, Ratnapura, Sevanagala, Wellampitiya, Pitigala, Wadduwa, and Nugegoda.
The Police further said that the suspects will be produced in court today.
Further investigations are being carried out by the Fort Police Station, and Scene of Crime Officers (SOCO) and fingerprint investigation officers will be called to gather forensic evidence at the Presidential Secretariat.
The investigations are being conducted under the supervision of the Colombo Central Senior Superintendent of Police and the security of the area has been ensured, the police said.