Days after multiple blasts, Sri Lankan police arrestthree suspects in Colombo with 21 hand grenades,six swords

COLOMBO: Police in Sri Lanka on Thursday arrested three suspects during a raid in Colombo and seized 21 hand grenades, six swords and a van.

The raid was carried out by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD and the Special Task Force (STF personnel in the city’s Modara area, the Daily Mirror reported.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera said that more than 70 suspects have been arrested across the country since the

A further 33 suspects are in custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID. All remaining suspects are being held by local police.

The majority of the suspects were arrested in Colombo, four of which are women. All of the suspects are from Sri Lanka and most are family members and friends of the suicide bombers that carried out the carnage.