Police have discovered a van believed to be used by gunmen who attacked the prison bus which transported the prominent underworld figure ‘Samayan’ and several other prisoners at Moragahahena in Horana.

The shooting incident which took place yesterday morning killed two prison officers and five inmates including a top underworld criminal in Kalutara.

Meanwhile, Police have deployed five special teams to investigate the incident. The police said that it had identified the driver of the cab in which the attackers arrived.

Three police teams are conducting investigations under the direction of the DIG-Kalutara with the assistance of two teams from the Mirihana Special Crimes Investigations Unit.

Police also said that the gunmen had been attired in an outfit similar to a Police uniform.