Aug 08, 2017

Interrogation of six including Awa leader, commences

Six persons arrested from Colombo and Jaffna, including the leader of the Awa gang in connection with the attack on two policemen in Kopai, have been detained on 48 hour detention order and interrogated by the Jaffna Police.

The Jaffna Police had produced the suspects before the Jaffna Magistrate and obtained the detention order.


 The Leader of the Awa gang, Sathyavel Nathan Nishanthan and two others were arrested at the Pettah bus stand by the TID yesterday (07).

The main suspect in the attack on two policemen in Kopai, Jaffna is Sathyavel Nathan Nishanthan alias Nisha Victor.

Another suspect involved in the hacking of the two policemen in Kopai was arrested from Mattakkuliya on Sunday night and the TID had succeeded in apprehending another two suspects involved in the attack from Jaffna.

According to Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara, the TID had also seized two swords and a motorcycle that was in the possession of the suspects.

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