He said the Aava gang members are part of a motorcycle gang involved in extortion in the North.
Wijewardene said there was no connection to the Aava gang and the army.
Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said 38 members of the Aava gang have been arrested and investigations have been launched to arrest 8 suspected leaders of the gang.
Sagala Ratnayake told Parliament the Aava gang was not linked to terrorism but had money possibly obtained from their supporters overseas. (Colombo Gazette)