Army, Navy, Air Force and Police spokesmen of the Ministry of Defence in separate public appeals call upon everyone to support all security operations now underway across the country in order to restore normalcy and maintain law and order. They urge the general public not to be misled by rumours and misleading information .
Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara, Police Spokesman states that 15 teams of CID personnel are currently carrying out separate investigations and interrogations, headed by a Senior DIG and Superintendents of Police. By yesterday evening a total of 70 suspects have been taken into custody by the Police and other agencies.
Brigadier Sumith Atapattu, Military Spokesman says that over 10,000 Army personnel have been deployed across the country after Emergency Regulations were imposed.
Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara, Navy Spokesman seeks the support of all the people for conduct of security arrangements at different levels. He added that the Navy was able to apprehend 11 suspects during their security operations and urges fishermen, engaged in fishing activities to carry their ID cards, Registration Nos and other related documents when moving into the sea for fishing. Similarly, he underlined the fishermen trying to catch fish by illegal means in using explosives would also be arrested in the seas.