Two hundred eighty arrested over attacks and inciting communal violence

13 March 2018 - 150   - 0

At least 280 persons were arrested for inciting communal violence and causing damage to private property are currently in custody, Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Among the arrested is the head of Mahason Balakaya, Amith Weerasinghe whose headquarters is been searched.

He said that the two computers and seven petrol bombs which were found at Mahson Balakaya headquarters at digana.

Mr Gunasekara explained thousands of leaflets and banners inciting racial hatred and religious extremism have also been found at the location. Some bank accounts, receipts with proof of funding and other documentation proving links to other organisations have been found.

“Special police inquires are being held to gather data in the two computers and the mobile phones of the suspects. This will help us to further identify who provided them support” he said.      

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