One arrested in Lanka e News attack

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One suspect has been arrested by the police in connection with the attack on LankaeNews office in Malabe on Monday morning and the police is looking for another suspect, Nugegoda Division SSP Deshabandu Tennakoon said.

“He is from Wellampitiya and a member of a gang that conducts criminal activities by taking contracts. The other suspect who is from the same area had managed to flee the area following the arrest of his compatriot”, he said.

The incident took place at 1.30am on Monday when. According to an employee of LankaeNews no one has witnessed the arsonists entering the premises.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasuriya has appointed a team led by a DIG to probe the fire and investigate the matter. He also said that a complaint had been lodged at the Thalangama police station.

Earlier President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed IGP Balasuriya to conduct an urgent inquiry into the attack on the Lanka E-News office in Malabe. The Thalangama police are investigating into the incident under the directions of Greater Colombo DIG Daya Samaraweera. (Supun Dias)
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  • trim Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:56 AM

    Lal Because Sri Lnaka has the best police force in the world.

    robinson Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:15 AM

    Well, yes, I agree with you too.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:51 PM

    100% sure innocent man

    robinson Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:32 AM

    Great work by Police, I hope a full investigation will be carried out and the culprits be exposed to the right thinking public and prove that GOSL has nothing to do with the attack as alleged.

    Royalist Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:58 AM

    Nice to know who gives him contracts...

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:56 AM

    I thought it was a UFO attack?

    Lal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:02 AM

    How come so soon who knows for what, proberbly a made up arrest

    zorro Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:37 PM

    who contracted him?

    SLPF Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:32 AM

    Will their be an impartila investigation.Is this another stunt of MR to close the stable after the horses have run away??

    Ruki Tuesday, 01 February 2011 02:46 PM

    Till the person who gave the contract to the so called thug(s) is caught and punished, I will just treat this as nothing but eyewash. I hope the Police prove me wrong!!!

    Lanka Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:48 AM

    Haha....Should be someone who never involved in this incident. He will be released after some time...

    local boy Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:50 AM

    everyone is trying to blame on Gov, no one talk about damage doing by LankaeNews. The local LTTE web site.

    lankaputha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:55 AM

    He will be released on Bail of SLR 1000, and the next hearing would be in 2012 January. You report, We decide policy

    Nick Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:16 AM

    Lanka E News has given the contract to him

    OJ Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:52 PM

    Isn't this the same house eknaligoda lived before dessapearing? Bit fishy .. another plan..?

    Justin Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:25 AM

    Telling the truth is the damage

    Proud Srilankan Wednesday, 02 February 2011 12:09 PM

    Is he tamil or had links with LTTE?

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:31 AM

    Sorry Local boy, to some, what you meant is right. A damage!

    Roshan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:29 AM

    He is going to say that either UNP or JVP.

    liamsi Wednesday, 02 February 2011 01:35 PM

    JUST FORGET THE INCIDENT NO NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT IS ALSO ANOTHER PASSSSSST STORY

    nihal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:27 AM

    add to some more, he will be kept in the Hilton prison

    Mahinda Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:45 AM

    This is just a show to cool down the effect of the attack. Police will never find the real culprit, as it was always when it comes to media attacks during MR regime.


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