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Two police teams have been deployed at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport and Mattala International Airport to prevent the suspects involved in the Kalutara prison bus shooting from fleeing the country following information that there were such moves.

Police today said information had been received that some suspects in the shooting incident are planning to flee the country using fake passports.

Police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said the police had identified the main suspect and others involved in the shooting where seven people including two prison officials were killed in Kalutara on February 27.

He said all details of the identified suspects had also been given to airport officials and Investigations are in progress to arrest the suspects.

Earlier police revealed that the shooting was carried out by two prominent underworld gang leaders in Kaduwela and the Southern Province.

Seven people including notorious underworld figure Aruna Damith Udayanga Pathirana alias ‘Samayan’ and two prison guards were killed, when gunmen opened fire at the Black Maria when they were being transported from the Malwatte Prison in Kalutara. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Daham Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:33 PM

    Suspects itentified! What an achievement?

    Justica...USA Thursday, 02 March 2017 01:09 PM

    identified how just suspecting what proof who did it now use an innocent as a scapegoat... FIX security cameras within the court premises and inside the court room...they arent expensive compared yo losing lives... via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:08 PM

    why flee.under sirisena no death sentence.they can have good foodgood health care and all in jail. via DM Android App

    Don Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:09 PM

    Find out who financed the operation. via DM Android App

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:13 PM

    Thanks to our brave Police Department... go a head and arrest the suspects.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:14 PM

    For sure Mahinda's men are involved and now they are trying to flying away. Don't give any room.... arrest them.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:15 PM

    Now little by little truth is coming out. This nasty event is a pre-planned affair by Gotta

    DHA Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:08 PM

    While blocking the Airports make sure to keep a close eye on politicians houses too.....these are the main places where they are sheltered......

    Dammika Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:11 PM

    Excellent. Good achievement

    L C A Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:35 PM

    Suspect identified, will be bailed out and then be able to watch the same drama soon. THAT'S IT !

    rasheed Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:06 PM

    Suspects already out of the country

    polish Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:05 PM

    just inform emigration official why police guard airport via DM Android App

    Casanova Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:11 PM

    I will be very disappointed if you suspect Gota for this.

    sara Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:16 PM

    Ensure that all available evidence are not destryed.

    Ajja Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:30 PM

    04 days have passed ..no arrest yet..am sure they are vanished to India by boat.

    Marlon de silva, canada Thursday, 02 March 2017 07:54 PM

    would have prevented the lives of prisoners as well as the guards by making proper transport system and security . like other countries when transporting prisoners two security vehicles has to go one in front and the one in back , when they picks and drops the prisoner has to be covered from inside the courts that not a outsiders can see . when even on the roads nobody can see . people can see the prisoners only inside the court house . this how they have to improve the system . then nobody will die , all are secured and less work to media show business . that's how these countries everyone is saved , even the police offers has the secret camera and the voice recorder in their uniform who on duty .

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:23 PM

    Public should be educated to watch TV, listen to Radio News and attending important Political messages and be be smart.


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