A 24-year-old resident of Kalupe in Hikkaduwa was arrested, by the Police yesterday (14, in possession of a foreign-manufactured revolver. The suspect was arrested during a raid conducted on a tip-off received by the STF at the Jayawardenepura camp. During the raid, the firearm with three bullets was taken into Police custody. The suspect is due to be produced before the Balapitiya Magistrate’s Court and Mitiyagoda Police is conducting investigations in this connection. In addition, a 37-year-old resident of the Dikwehera area was also arrested with a foreign-made firearm in the Wariyapola area.
BY Sahan Tennekoon