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SAITM CEO allegedly stages shooting: Police

28 February 2017 12:12 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne allegedly staged the shooting which took place in Malabe to falsely portray his life was in danger, Police said.  

Investigations alleged that Dr. Senaratne together with a Pradeshiya Saba member, who is a close friend, and a driver of a local government body had planned and executed the shooting. Police said they were searching for both the PS member and the driver who have fled.  

Meanwhile, Police yesterday arrested a resident of Embilipitiya in connection with the incident. The suspect had a 9mm pistol, a 3.8 revolver and a motor cycle which Police believe was used for the shooting.  

The suspect was produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate Court yesterday and was remanded till March 13.
Police also questioned a former army special force soldier, who was in remand custody on other charges, regarding the incident.     

Dr. Sameera Senaratne was also questioned at length regarding the incident on Monday, Police said.

The SAITM CEO escaped unhurt on February 6, when two men on a motor bike wearing full-face helmets opened fire at the car, driven by him near the SAITM campus in Malabe.

The Colombo Organized Crime and Prevention Division and the Nugegoda Special Crimes Investigation Division are investigating the incident.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 11

  • SAITMer Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:29 AM

    Just because one individual tried to get special attention you cannot just try to put the SAITM reputation in question. Like if one doctor does a mistake you cannot question that profession. The good thing is the law enforcement is doing the right thing (at least up to some extent) which we did not see during the previous regime.

    mad citizen Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:37 AM

    so you guys waited till he die.... via DM Android App

    Jefferson Tuesday, 28 February 2017 01:37 PM

    Shame on you! We knew it at the very beginning that this was a mere drama. Another black mark for SAITM

    alex Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:10 AM

    Reputation of SAITM and the reputation of this noble profession has been badly damaged by Sameera Senaratna and Ananda Samarasekera - who held top posts of SAITM.

    MP Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:16 PM


    ravin Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:37 PM

    So it proves that drama queen make another blunder. Still there are more to come. mark your time.

    kaf Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:53 PM

    I see very few comments! Where are those SAITM friendly activists?!!!...........

    L C A Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:22 PM

    God bless SAITM students !

    Denver the last dinosaur Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:46 PM

    We told told this but unfortunately SAITMists said we were fools. feeling sorry with SAITM and rest of others who try to defend it.

    Pf Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:45 PM

    SAITM seems to be full of dramas as a drama artist is the CEO.Dear parents beware of this situation. via DM Android App

    Manek Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:56 PM

    SAITAM, Chicago style.

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