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Another suspect related to the school hand grenade is arrested – Inquiries are on with respect to a politician

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 27, 2019 19:28

Another suspect related to the school hand grenade is arrested – Inquiries are on with respect to a politician

Another suspect who is involved in a sabotaging activity to create fear psychosis in schools throughout the island after leaving a hand grenade parcel near a Junior School at Dikhena in Palindanuwara has been arrested with explosives.
The suspect arrested is a 31-year-old person residing in the Gedigalla colony. He is also a brother of a suspect who was arrested in an incident related to the placing of 13 hand grenades in the Dikhena School. The Police said that suspect is being detained at the Colombo Crimes Division and being interrogated. The security sectors have uncovered that there is an involvement of a politician of the Province behind this act of sabotage of instilling fear in schools throughout the country of placing a hand grenade parcel near the Dikhena Primary school in Palindanuwara. It has been revealed that the hand grenade parcel had been kept with the aim of closing down all schools giving publicity through the media that there is a threat to the security of schools in the area.
The suspect who is believed to have placed the bomb parcel is a person linked to many crimes including murders in the area. He and the watchman of the school are arrested and being grilled. The Police have begun inquiries for arrest of persons who gave publicity through the public address system announcing that schools in the area have been shut down due to the recovering of a bomb in the school.
The saboteur concerned is residing behind the school and the Police suspect that he had placed the bomb parcel in the school and fled on a motorbike.
The Police also suspect that the person who is suspected to be involved in the act of sabotage may have placed the bomb parcel based on the links maintained with the politician concerned.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 27, 2019 19:28