20 suspects remanded till March 13

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By Darshana Sanjeewa  
At least 20 people who were arrested in connection with the recovery of a fully loaded pistol and revolver at the Mount Lavinia Courts Complex were yesterday remanded till March 13. 

Police said 16 of the 20 suspects who resided in Ratmalana had been reportedly brought to the court complex by an individual who planned the incident.   However, he was not among the arrested and investigations have been launched to arrest him.  Police on Wednesday temporarily shut down the Mount Lavinia Courts Complex after a loaded pistol and a revolver were found inside the court premises. Police said they believed that the weapons were brought into the complex to carry out an attack.  The investigators recorded statements from those present in the court and prisons officials who escorted suspects in addition to police personnel who were on duty at the time of the incident.   The arrested suspects were remanded after produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court yesterday.