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Kotahena shooting: No arrests yet

4 August 2015 05:07 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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No arrests have been made in connection with the Kotahena shooting which killed two people and injured 12 others despite repeated claims that underworld gangsters were involved in the fracas.

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the CID detectives were still sifting through the evidence and checking on the clues before arresting any suspects.

“The matter has been handed over to the CID which is conducting investigations but no suspects have been arrested yet,” he said.

The deputy minister of justice had said that the July 31 shooting had underworld connotations.

Meanwhile the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) claimed that it was the result of some government politicians associating with underworld gangsters.

Most of those injured in the shooting had been discharged with four people still under treatment at the Colombo National Hospital. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 7

  • sam Wednesday, 05 August 2015 07:55 PM

    Yes they all have been transferred to FCID

    Appe Nadu Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:16 AM

    Are we really short of detectives or proper policemen in Sri Lanka. Their ability to collect information and resolve cases is a national disgrace.

    bsmjwadu Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:38 AM

    Sobotha thero, please voice out about this. Why keep silent on this?

    S B Lokuge Wednesday, 05 August 2015 06:42 AM

    This is not a big surprise because it is a underworld shoot out between UNP and thugs.

    ANTON Wednesday, 05 August 2015 07:33 AM

    DO NOT WORRY, SOON THEY WILL ARREST ALL THE KIDS PLAYING ON THE ROADS IN KOTAHENA.

    Yahapalan Wednesday, 05 August 2015 07:42 AM

    I think Sobitha Hamuduruwo should speak up to give us confidance that the Thero will do as he promised. If not now how do we expect any thing after the election.

    NAN Wednesday, 05 August 2015 02:14 PM

    THERE WILL BE NO ARRESTS AS THIS IS A HOME AND HOME AFFAIR.OF YAHAPALANAYA


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