Two accomplices of underworld figure 'Makandure Madush' were nabbed with a T-56 assault rifle and ammunition by the STF during two separate raids at Homagama and Bandaragama on Wednesday night.
Police said the suspects were identified as Harsha Chandana Witharanage (35) of Homagama and Nirosh Thushara (36) of Bandaragama.
They said the suspects were close associates of Makandure Madush who allegedly managed underworld activities in Sri Lanka while being in Dubai.
Investigations revealed that the arrested were involved in drug peddling and had attempted to murder an individual in Ratnapura earlier this month.
The suspects were detained for further questioning till September 4 after being produced in the Homagama Magistrate’s Court. (Darshana Sanjeewa)