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SAITM CEO shot at, escapes unhurt

6 February 2017 08:54 pm - 61     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


SAITM Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sameera Senarathne escaped unhurt this evening after two men travelling on a motor bike wearing full-face helmets opened fire at the car, driven by him near the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) campus in Malabe, police said.

They said the shooting had taken place when the CEO was leaving the SAITM campus and had gone about 850 metres towards Chandrika Kumaranatunga Mawatha.

It was reported that the CEO escaped unhurt after the incident. The assailants who had been in front of the vehicle had damaged the windscreen by their gunfire. They have not been traced yet.

The Mulleriyawa police are conducting further investigations. (Chatruanga Pradeep)


Video by RM

  Comments - 61

  • German Jacob Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:21 PM

    This could be the work of Mahinda's Joint Opposition Party.

    Sofia Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:53 AM

    More than that - GMOA instead of healing has gone into killing mode. May be JVP influence of teaming up.

    Public Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:59 AM

    Clearly, this wasn't sanctioned by GMAO or anything, this is the work of a madman. Police need to act quickly and make arrests soon.

    Mandy Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:59 AM

    May be they did not get a good shooter - like U.

    Siri Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:24 AM

    Yet again a perilous act towards the destruction of democratic values sustained since winning the 2015 election by majority of peace loving decent Sri Lankans. What a shame!

    SLK Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:25 AM

    Maybe SAITM has planed this.

    Rishi Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:35 AM

    Wow just wow. Speechless

    Shiiraan Nooramith Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:45 AM

    I believe it's a staged act.

    Concerened Citizen Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:58 AM

    Doctor Sameera???, Wrong fact......!! CEO of SAITM a foreign graduate who still has not passed ACT 16 and not registered in SLMC to practice medicine in Sri Lanka?? well that sums up the story! oh may be SLMC is null and void now...he can go to courts to and ask them to register him as a Doctor....what a country!

    Bingo Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:00 AM

    So someone fired 4 shots but no one get hurt? Sound like a stage drama by SITAM crooks.

    Good Culture Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:07 AM

    If LTTE shoots it is terrorism if JVP

    sobers Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:13 AM

    GMOA joining JVP what a pathetic combination. Radicals, Fanatics, Racists are ruining this country. " God save Mother lanka"

    ran Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:16 AM

    Now President has to take a firm decision saying court order is the final. via DM Android App

    S VITHANA Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:18 AM

    This is a typical game played by SAITM. It is very clear that they have paid people to act this and blame the other side. Truth will come out someday and people who are rooting for SAITM will suffer.

    Sh Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:31 AM

    Opened fire at him and he is UNHURT!!!! What a DRAMA QUEEN

    Perumal Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:24 AM

    or the GOMA

    Harry Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:49 AM

    Shift SAITM to Jaffna all problems will be solved

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:23 PM

    If coconut pluckers becomes Doctors, the consequences will be the same.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:25 PM

    Not only arresting these guys, but to drag them in the streets and hang them into light posts.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:31 PM

    Hay man you are the worst stupid, not the Govt.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:35 PM

    Most of these Medical students comes from un-civilized folks from remote areas.

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:39 PM

    These doctor's are backed by JVP. IGP pls. arrest all the rowdies.

    Jonson Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:40 PM

    Ban full helmet immediately

    German Jacob Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:40 PM

    JVP leaders should be arrested and the truth will be vomited.

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:41 PM

    JVP is only playing drama joining with MR's gangsters.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:43 PM

    IGP should make arrangements to arrest the main JVP culprits involved in this incident.

    GOD sake Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:46 PM

    Just for your information unless those un-civilized folks from remote areas we would be starving.

    Dee Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:10 PM

    Or better. Just run over full faced helmuts .

    mohamed Hashim Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:04 AM

    Now JVP is showing its true colours. coming events cast their shadowsJVP erst are not paragons of virtue. via DM Android App

    kumar Thursday, 09 February 2017 05:35 PM

    probably SAITM is short of corps for their students,so they tried the CEO for experiments

    Ashoka Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:38 PM

    It is so sad that people take this act so lightly and claim that it is self acted drama. Shooting at someone is a serious thing and it is not relevant whether he is Dr or Mr or Sir !!!. If this happened to Medical Mafia or SLMC the story will be fabricated in a different way. His escape is also criticised after receiving few bullet attacks. Does it mean that they want him to be injured???. This is a very serious matter.

    Dee Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:05 AM

    Free education turns violent.

    Nimal Monday, 06 February 2017 10:11 PM

    Wow, the medical professionals are beginning to show their true colors.

    aravinda Monday, 06 February 2017 10:20 PM

    This is why police was trying to get a ban on full-face helmets.

    LAW BENDING IGP Monday, 06 February 2017 10:23 PM

    Police State now in full action

    Rohans Monday, 06 February 2017 10:24 PM

    Killing will not stop the Court Verdict. What a pathetic country this has become. Obviously these so called Educated muts from our local uni's will be paving the way for more Private Unis in Sri Lanka!

    ceylon Monday, 06 February 2017 10:29 PM

    governments stupid inaction now killing all.stupid leadership. via DM Android App

    fahalcon Monday, 06 February 2017 10:32 PM

    And now before someone comes up saying it was staged, please remember..a civilised society comes up with conlcusions based on evidence. As for now, all evidence points to it being threats..warning shots.

    Sasi Monday, 06 February 2017 10:36 PM

    Haha SAITM drama now showing ,

    Bla Monday, 06 February 2017 10:37 PM

    Desperate are we?? MR allowed and propagated the SAITM and gave two gazette approvals and there was no fuss from GMOA. When KDA got approval again no fuss on a two page approval by SLMC. But SAITM has 22 page report against it. What a chaotc world we live in.

    Cricy Monday, 06 February 2017 10:40 PM

    May be the CEO has criminal connections. Remember Thajudeen's bones?

    Kanishka Monday, 06 February 2017 10:40 PM

    JVP back to their 88/89 ways. No wonder this country will never develop when there are citizens like this who wont let anyone do any good for the future.

    Jude Monday, 06 February 2017 10:58 PM

    Ohhh man!!!, This is going too far!!!??? What's going on!!!?? What the authorities going to do!!!?? This is sickening!! Yeah, enough is enough!!!?? Lockup every one involved ASAP!!??

    d Monday, 06 February 2017 11:34 PM

    this has gone way too far has the president lost his balls so far that he cannot stand up against these thugs via DM Android App

    Avsenna Monday, 06 February 2017 11:37 PM

    Is this the aurora shots of Janaperaliya they mentioned in the parliament using this issue We the mothers prey that our kids are not made pawns of a 3rd insurrection. whole country must prey. via DM Android App

    Mahila Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:05 AM

    Well. We are indeed playing at very high stakes, it seems. Killing as a means to stop what we feel we do not want.

    PMS Monday, 06 February 2017 10:00 PM

    Beginning of the end of JVP.

    Mahila Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:06 AM

    Well. We are indeed playing at very high stakes, it seems. Lives. Killing as a means to stop what we feel we do not want.

    Casanova Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:10 AM

    High time to introduce the "Tyre" strategy.

    sana Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:13 AM

    seems like they organised it to get sympathy and balmy for who against SAITM. via DM iOS App

    Dee Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:18 AM

    Spineless hitmen still running around. Time to cleanse the armed ******.

    It Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:41 AM

    The CEO knew nothing about it and he kicked the Ex-JMO after revelations

    CitizenBrownie Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:59 AM

    Coming colours no good! TIme to eradicate the scourge before it gets out of hand. IUSF = GMOA = JVP = Subversive

    Mahila Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:25 AM

    We are now playing for high stakes. Lives are not material. No SAITM at all costs. Study with no fees and selective Z score; Not merit.

    Ronan Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:52 AM

    May be act of SAITAM student's parents as SAITAM cheated those with promising Russian degree and ended up court cases against Sri Lanka medical council.This is same as what Sakvithi did.

    Praba Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:25 AM

    Ah . Ha. SAITM Drama. Stage is set for media.

    ANTON Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:01 AM


    Shehan Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:03 AM

    Who's to say this is not an inside job? A staged assassination attempt might draw empathy towards an otherwise loathed establishment due to the blackened past and disputed future.

    C.K.Lankapuhra Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:08 AM

    But still not come to level of Rajapaksa era which level. i think the Rajapaksa ghosts are still hauntirng.

    SL Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:10 AM

    There are many brainless living in SL to believe this as a GMOA action,SAITM wants that , a good shooter would have easily killed the CEO but why he missed ??????????????

    steven spielberg Tuesday, 07 February 2017 08:31 AM

    Lights! camera! aaaand Action!

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