Four more Digana rioters in custody

Four more persons have been arrested by the Kandy police division in connection with recent clashes in Digana and Teldeniya. Police said these persons have been arrested based on CCTV camera footage and statements given by several suspects, taken into custody earlier.

Accordingly, Prasanna Abeywardena, S.Shantha Priyantha, D.M.Sampath Suriyabandara and H.M. Piyatissa have been arrested by the TID. The first two suspects were arrested on March 30 and 31 while the other two were arrested yesterday.

Prasanna Abeywardena (40), was remanded till today after being produced before Teldeniya Magistrate's Court while Shantha Priyantha (30) was remanded till April 10 after being produced before Kandy Magistrate's Court.

The other two suspects aged 37 and 46, will be produced before Galagedara Magistrate's Courts today.

Terrorism Investigation Division officers have been deployed in the Kandy district to nab several suspects wanted in connection with the attacks.

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