Two arrested with 12 T-56 assault rifles in Pitipana

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The weapons were seized at a four-storeyed building at Pitipana in Homagama  

Pic by Priyantha Jayalath 

  • Police suspects those weapons might have been used for various crimes  led by underworld figures ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’ and ‘Gagana’ who are  currently in prison   

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and Buddhika Kumarasiri  

Two accomplices of underworld figures ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’ and ‘Gagana’ have been arrested with 12 T-56 assault rifles during a raid carried out by the STF Organised Crimes Unit yesterday. The STF said the weapons were seized at a four-storeyed building at Pitipana in Homagama yesterday.   


The weapons were recovered following a tip-off by a suspect arrested recently in Meegoda.  
Police suspects those weapons might have been used for various crimes led by underworld figures ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’ and ‘Gagana’ who are currently in prison.   


The suspects were to be handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division for further investigations.  

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  • Lanka putha Tuesday, 30 June 2020 05:19 PM

    Which party members are they. Defence minister has just worken up so no more nonsense.


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