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Poson Poya falls today

R’malana attack 7 held,

arms yet to be recovered

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By Shamindra Ferdinando

Police have so far arrested seven persons in connection with attacks on an eatery at Soysapura in the Mount Lavinia police area on May 19 and May 29. Unidentified persons fired at the hotel on May 29, after having smashed up the place using swords and clubs ten days before.

A senior police official told The Island that of them, two persons aged 26 and 36 arrested on June 2 had been remanded till June 8 (Monday) on detention orders, having being produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate on June 3.

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