Feb 26, 2020

Alleged 'White van drivers' among 10 nabbed over cash heist

Police say that 10 suspects have been arrested over a robbery of cash amounting to Rs. 4.4 million which had happened in Gampaha on Feb. 02.

A T-56 assault rifle and several other weapons found in the possession of the suspects were also seized.

Police add that the arrested suspects also include two persons involved in the controversial “white van” media conference conducted by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne last year, ahead of the presidential election.

The individuals, who were later arrested for their involvement in the media conference, were released on bail on Jan. 06.