Two Army Corporals had been arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) today in connection with violent incidents which broke out in Kandy recently.
The suspects were taken into TID custody on charges of setting fire and damaging shops and religious places of worships in Poojapitiya and Ambatenna.
Suspect Subasinghe Mudiyanselage Anura Bandara Wijesinghe (34) a resident of Kahawatte, Ambatenne is an Army Corporal (475030) attached to 143 Brigade Headquarters in Puttalam.
The other suspect Malwane Gedara Hasitha Wijeratne (38) is a resident of Kahawatte, Ambatenne and is a Corporal attached to Training college of Mechanized Infantry Regiment in Kekirawa.
They were to be handed over to the Poojapitiya Police today.
Meanwhile, speaking to Daily Mirror Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said that they would conduct a separate inquiry over the suspects.
He said that the Army would take disciplinary action against the suspects if they were found guilty. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)