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)