PA councillor arrested with firearms
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 May 2002, 21:25 GMT]
The Veyangoda Police Tuesday arrested a provincial councillor of the main opposition People's Alliance and three others for possessing firearms and ammunition.
One of the suspects is said to be a Buddhist priest, sources said. Veyangoda is in the Gampaha district of the Western Province. The Police said that they recovered four firearms, seven hundred bullets, ten hand grenades, army uniforms and some equipments from the suspects.
The Sources said that Police investigation into this incident continues and the suspects are under interrogation.