FROM CEYLON TODAY
BY PREMALAL WIJERATNE
The Police Department has decided to assign Special Task Force (STF) units to outstation areas as well, in order to track down and comb out the fleeing underworld gang members from the metropolis, in a wide-ranging effort to curb gang related violence in the Western Province.
A senior Police Officer told this newspaper that STF personnel have already been assigned to identify, outstation areas to nab such underworld gangsters on the advice of DIG of STF Ranjith Perera.
He also stated that information has been received that an organized group was allegedly behind distributing T-56 rifles hidden during the height of the war by LTTE cadres to underworld groups and that inquiries have already been intensified to arrest such gangsters along with their weapons.