16 including a suspect with links to terror group arrested

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Sixteen persons have been taken into custody from various areas on suspicion following a special search operation carried out last night.

Police said that one person who is suspected to have maintained links with a terrorist group is also among the arrestees.

The arrests were made in areas including Wattala, Bandaragama, Thirappane, Theldeniya, Balangoda, Matale and Vavunathivu.