Governor Hizbullah’s driver, cook arrested
Posted on April 30th, 2019

By Norman Palihawadana and Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island

Eastern Province Governor, M. L. A. M. Hizbullah’s driver and former cook were arrested, yesterday, following the detection of 48 rounds of ammunition in a building at Kattankudy.

The Police and Special Task Force officers had searched the building rented by the Governor, and detected the ammunition, a senior police officer of Kattankudy police said. 

The driver and the former cook of Hizbullah were arrested as the keys to the building were in their custody. 

Kattankudy police are conducting further investigations.  Security forces are conducting search operations throughout the country, police spokesperson, SSP Ruwan Gunasekera said. Hizbullah was accused by a number of persons for having links to the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) who are behind the Easter Sunday attacks. He has denied the allegation.

TNA spokesman MP M.A. Sumanthiran went to the extent of publicly urging President Sirisena to probe Hizullah’s connections with extremist elements in the aftermath of Easter Sunday carnage.

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