Vavunathiwu cop murders: Radical Islamists arrested, weapons recovered

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Three suspects allegedly radical Islamist extremists and two weapons of the two Policemen killed at a checkpoint in Vavunathiwu on November 29, 2018 were recovered by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department today.

Sources confirmed that the three suspects were arrested in Kalmunai and the weapons were recovered in the Vavunathawilluwa area.

" They were members of the radical Islamist Organisation" a high ranking source told the Daily Mirror. 

Two Policemen were shot by a unknown assailants and their weapons were taken away at a routine checkpoint in Vavunathiwu on November 29, 2018. 

The deceased were 28-year-old police constable Dinesh Alagaratnam and a 35-year-old Niroshan Indika, a father of one from Galle.  

Sources confirmed that the three suspects arrested were a part of a a radical Islamist ideology. (Hafeel Farisz)


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