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Wadduwa tragedy: Two event organisers arrested

9 August 2018 09:02 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A proxy owner and a publicity officer of a private event organising company, which organized the party at a hotel in Wadduwa in which four persons died, had been arrested today.

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the private company was registered under the name of a female but her husband, the proxy owner, was operating the company.

The 36-year-old proxy owner was identified as a resident of Kaduwela and the 36-year-old publicity officer was a resident of Gothatuwa New Town.

The two suspects were arrested by the Wadduwa Police on charges of negligence which endangered life or the personal safety of others (Penal Code-327).

SP Gunasekara said IGP Pujith Jayasundara had ordered the investigating officers to conduct comprehensive investigation into the incident.

He said the post-mortem and the government analyst's reports into the deaths are yet to receive and further action would be taken against the suspects based on the reports.

The arrested suspects would be produced before the Panadura Magistrate tomorrow.

Four persons, who participated in a party organised through the Facebook on August 4, at a hotel in Wadduwa, died after admission to the Panadura Base Hospital. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 4

  • Rasheed Friday, 10 August 2018 10:39 AM

    Why so long to release the medical report.

    Sam Friday, 10 August 2018 10:51 AM

    Was it the organizer that sold drugs? I doubt it. You have just arrested anyone to take the heat away from the drug dealer who is likely a relation of some minister or something.

    Sonali Friday, 10 August 2018 11:54 AM

    Who is the politician behind this, why no mention of him, let alone arresting him? Will those who know please inform the public through social media who he is?

    Lucky seneviratne Friday, 10 August 2018 06:43 PM

    What ? Public Endangerment ?Under this law, 90% of those who drive cars , buses , vans etc need to be arrested .More sensible solution is to summon who ever the Minister in charge of road safety need to be brought to a public forum and ridiculed as to why not even simple common sense solutions like a more traffic light, more warning signs, no spot fines, no honking, etc etc is not implemented.

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