Sri Lankan national police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera, tells CNN the country’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has raided 5 safe houses connected with terrorists in the following areas:
- Sharikamulla, Panadura
- Colpetty, Colombo 3
The safe houses have now been sealed for forensic investigation.
Meanwhile, police say search operations have increased today and searches are currently underway across Colombo, including the set-up of roadblocks.
Police have asked the public not to panic, a police spokesperson told CNN.