TID to investigate recovery of explosives

probeThe police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) is to investigate the recovery of explosives in Ella, police sources said today.

The police said that they have also arrested three others in relation to the incident after earlier arresting one person.

The police had yesterday arrested a suspect and also found 50 kilos of explosives believed to have been stolen from the Uma Oya project site

Among those arrested are the store’s manager, the assistant stores manager and another person. They had stolen the explosives and transported it to a bus using a three-wheeler.

The explosives were being transported to Weeraketiya and the TID is investigating the motive behind the attempt to take the explosives to Weeraketiya. (Colombo Gazette)