ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday May 4, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 49

Cop arrested over Piliyandala bus blast

A police constable attached to the Kollupitiya Police was taken into custody by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Friday in connection with the investigations into the Piliyandala bus bomb explosion in which 26 people were killed and 63 others injured.

The policeman attached to the traffic section was taken in after one of his relatives who is believed to have been the mastermind of the Piliyandala blast was earlier taken into custody.

Piliyandala police OIC Inspector Dushyantha said the policeman had been taken into custody as he was the relative of the LTTE suspect. The policeman is married to a woman police inspector and had changed his name to a Sinhala name after marriage.

On Wednesday five persons including three persons who were directly linked with setting off the bomb had been arrested.

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