In a special search operation launched by Sri Lankan troops in Ampara district's Sainthamaruthu city, at least four gunmen and a civilian were killed when.
According to the police, In another incident, an explosion took place inside a house in the same city, parallel to the operation, killing 15 civilians. Due to the explosion, three males, six females, and six children were killed. An injured woman and a child were found inside the house that had exploded. They were immediately hospitalised.
As per the report, the raid was carried out on Friday at 7 pm by the police and the Special Task Force (STF). The security forces managed to find the flag used to make the statements before the Easter Sunday attacker left for their targets. They also found 100,000 balls used in bearings, the material used for suicide vests, different types of fuel, gelatin sticks, detonators, pipes, and ISIS uniforms.
During a raid carried out in Wellawatta's Colombo 6, forces found 1kg of C4 explosives along with a three-wheeler. At least three individuals were arrested and were later handed over to the police for investigations. They are residents of that area.
On Easter Sunday multiple blasts in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo killed 253 people and injured another 500.