A consultant and his three private security guards were arrested along with a firearm by the Haliela Police for conducting unauthorized psychological programme for students at a school in Haliela yesterday.
The Haliela Police has launched investigation following information that a counseling program is being conducted for the students at the school and that the instructor who came for the purpose had arrived with a group of private security guards dressed in black and were carrying walkie-talkies and a firearm.
Investigation revealed that the official approval was not obtain from the zonal or provincial education authorities to carry out the program.
It was aslo revealed that the consultant who conducted the program was not qualified to conduct such programs in any registered institution.
Police recovered three walkie-talkies, an air rifle and 129 bullets used for the air rifle from the possession of the three security guards who came with the instructor.
The arrested suspects, aged 36, 24, 23 and 30 and are residents of Chilaw, Ratmalana and Negombo to be produced before the Badulla Magistrate's Court
Meanwhile, police request the relevant authorities to refrain from inviting such persons into the school when dealing with school children.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)