Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara was arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Kahawatte while setting up a stage for a political rally recently, police said.
He was arrested early this morning while he was hiding in a house in Beruwala.
One of the victims, Shantha Dodamgoda, was injured when shots were fired at him and another two while setting up a stage for NDF presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
Pelmadulla Magistrate had ordered the arrest of Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councillor Aruna Nilantha and Kahawatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Vajira Darshana in connection with the shooting incident.
Comments - 28
shamon Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:20 PM
These are sprats. . Lets make sure the sharks arent let off the hook via DM Android App
T Goya Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:22 PM
What about that Muthuhetigama from Galle who is still avoiding arrest and is in the open. Get that fellow and book him for his misdemeanours.
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:41 PM
Excellent... not only this incident but all incidents need to be revitalized and investigated. No stone should be left unturned.
Democrat Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:23 AM
Democracy at work after a long absence; joyful tears upon reading this!
ANTON Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:31 AM
NOW THE NETS ARE TOO STRONG , BIG FISH ARE BEING GETTING CAUGHT.WHERE WERE THESE NETS BEFORE ?
Rajapakse Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:52 PM
Hope that we wont hear stories such as the victim killed himself any more. and people get killed when asking for Clean water.
shek Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:37 AM
enjoy the prison life. the best place for people like you. via DM Android App
CITIZEN Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:56 PM
Sorry Machan, no more immunity. No more "Mera-Sellam"!!!!
Albert Gunasekera Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:45 AM
Democracy and rule of law established, no one should treat these action as political victimization, all those suffered in the hands of these goons shall be brought before the law, next the Galle man.
Mason Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:46 AM
Democrat I wholeheartedly second what you have second. We do hope that this trend will continue.
Moomin Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:04 PM
Finally democracy wins we expect now all other cases also to be taken into consideration via DM Android App
andrew pitugala Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:11 PM
Your Godfather has gone putha !!!!!
rishme Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:10 PM
finally well need change..the rule of law via DM Android App
LS Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:15 PM
He is Premalal Jayasekera and not Gunasekera
dona Saturday, 10 January 2015 07:06 PM
very good. Please bring law and order to this country
demel Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:59 AM
well done police dept.Now you are free to fulfill your duties without political commands. via DM Android App
slwala Saturday, 10 January 2015 10:15 AM
Following a due process these criminals should be punished to the highest extent the law calls for.
perera Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:22 PM
now time to get the rest of the criminals
dulan Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:47 PM
I will shed joyful tears the day they arrest their own supports who err.That is democracy
Dr M.L.Najimudeen Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:25 PM
It needs a change of government to arrest a murderer in Sri Lanka
peace lover Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:56 PM
Long waited justice will prevail in our motherland for better living in harmony.in future.
Anu_Prabhath Sunday, 11 January 2015 09:18 AM
Justice must be same for everyone
sanj Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:04 PM
let the Democracy prevail...!!!!
Waco Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:59 PM
Police do your duty to the letter without any fear and favour. That is why you are there for.
Jagath Leanage Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:03 PM
At last, now Police is working and trying to bring culprits to the law book. Hope and pray that this will prevail for ever.
Brian Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:06 PM
Truly Happy for much longed for DEMCRACY. Happy Future for Our Beloved Mother Land..
dd Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:01 PM
I feared after reading ur comment. U r 100% correct!
sri Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:06 PM
All Deputy Ministers posts should be eliminated and other unwanted politicians positions. Waste of public money.
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