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Twenty ex-commandos arrested

2010-01-25 15:11:43
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By  Gandhya Senanayake and Supun Dias

A special Army team and the Gokarelle police have arrested 20 ex-commandos and a colonel under suspicion of planning election violence,  Army Spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara told Daily Mirror online. 

Police media spokesman SSP I.M Karunaratne said that after questioning the suspects it has been further reveled that similar groups are spread across the country. The questioning was carried out by DIG Crimes Anura Senanayake and Kurunegala SSP Vaas Gunawardena.

 

 Presently the investigations are carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), SSP Karunaratne said.


  Comments - 35

  • Monday, 25 January 2010 15:21

    Cat out of the sack.

    Reply : 12       30

    Monday, 25 January 2010 15:32

    Just arrest any one under suspicion ? Well it says X commandos meaning x heroes ?

    Reply : 19       47

    Monday, 25 January 2010 15:40

    MR. Udaya Nanayakkara from 27th onwards I don't feel sorry for you

    Reply : 28       46

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 04:23

    SSP Vas Gunawardena...??? Is it that his wife is behind bars.... Is this the way he wants to get his wife out by doing dirty work for MR & Co... Sorry mate....we will have a New person in that seat on the 27th morning...

    Reply : 4       7

    Monday, 25 January 2010 15:51

    Cooking up that some thing is going to happen, WHAT IS THE MOTIVE BEHIND THIS.? ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN THIS ISLAND NATION.

    Reply : 12       43

    Monday, 25 January 2010 15:57

    If it is true,really bad to misuse what they've learnt to protect the citizens.

    Reply : 4       23

    Monday, 25 January 2010 16:01

    they were hero , but bad dogs make them bad SF's YAHAPALANAYA

    Reply : 62       21

    Monday, 25 January 2010 16:02

    to prevent them voting.

    Reply : 12       37

    Monday, 25 January 2010 16:08

    Brigadier Please grow up dont act like MR CHILD

    Reply : 12       58

    Monday, 25 January 2010 16:15

    I suppose now voting for SF also is considered as an election violence

    Reply : 19       58

    Monday, 25 January 2010 16:25

    Why you are arresting them...they are on election duty !.

    Reply : 11       41

    Monday, 25 January 2010 17:03

    They were probably getting ready to prevent the 'vote-rigging' ... or, at least, trying to do so?

    Reply : 6       14

    Monday, 25 January 2010 17:13

    They have done nothing, but have been arrested?

    Reply : 7       10

    Monday, 25 January 2010 17:25

    Did you notice? Vass G., in Kurunegala now!

    Reply : 5       9

    Monday, 25 January 2010 17:27

    Ohh ... how many 'weapons' were recovered?

    Reply : 5       5

    Monday, 25 January 2010 18:07

    (Vaas is very active these days.) Merely because they are 'ex-commandos' doesn't mean that they are out to create violence? Nonesense!

    Reply : 6       9

    Monday, 25 January 2010 18:50

    Whose supporters are they?

    Reply : 3       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:53

    SF

    Reply : 6       6

    Monday, 25 January 2010 19:49

    Were they meant to keep an eye on rigging and ensure a free and fair election?

    Reply : 6       7

    Monday, 25 January 2010 22:00

    Any action is justified, by the regime, to suppress support for SF!

    Reply : 8       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:03

    Sad.. these war heros were misled by this govt and MR.

    Reply : 5       5

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:53

    WOW what a statement Thushara this shows mentality of SF followers

    Reply : 6       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:33

    ex army arrested? thugs and underworld goons freely roam! what a nation??

    Reply : 5       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:54

    Underworld is now controled unlike Premadasa'a and Sirisena Coorays regime

    Reply : 3       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:35

    Tyronne watch ITN and see what is violating and how it is done

    Reply : 3       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:49

    Once Vass Gunawardhana cought van with Bombs ..... and later Nimal Lewke said No. Government tried to transfer Nimal Lewke to Colombo before election. ... Imaging what is going on......

    Reply : 2       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:55

    This is a fix. You will see.

    Right now, Govt violence is at its peak and nobody is talking about it. Why?

    Reply : 6       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 01:56

    An anti-rigging (by Govt) team has been arrested?

    Reply : 5       4

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:14

    SSP Vas Gunawardene, I thought was transfered to Head Office after incidence involving his son and wife...Is he SSP of Kurunegalla now????....this could be another lie created by these liars

    Reply : 4       4

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:39

    Recently,let me boot the memory of every one ,Vass ?wanted
    for kidnapping & torture in colombo,sorry wife and the thuggery son too.........imagine, this idiot who is protected?? get these Vagabond`s
    bury them up to neck, at galle face, so the ppl who loss thier kin & pin or the disable brave brother`s & sister`s of our gallant Army,Navy,Air force,Police and other devoted personnel of mother lanka, pls dont kill them,when ever pass by galle face ,make sure they know the real Democracy
    in our motherland.

    Reply : 3       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 03:27

    Where is the democrasy????????? Police started to arrest our heros under suspision. No never can accept this.

    Reply : 4       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 04:16

    The questioning was carried out by DIG Crimes Anura Senanayake Rajapaksha and Kurunegala SSP Rajapakshalage Vaas Gunawardena.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:17

    I read Manjula's comments.Some people are total imbecilles ,lacks basic knowledge of democracy.They should not bray too loud and display their ignorance,but can vote for Mahinda if they wish.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:31

    sf victory

    Reply : 4       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 11:01

    It is good to be vigilant to prevent any mutiny; some nations are happy to see Sri Lanka falling into their trap. News around enough to prove the involvement of the foreign diplomats.

    Reply : 0       0

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