UPFA parliamentarian Janaka Bandara Tennakoon was today arrested by the CID in connection with a killing that had taken place in 1999.
Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said the former minister was arrested while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.
“The CID is conducting investigations into the shooting incident in which a man was killed and another injured at Dambulgamuwa in Matale in December 14, 1999. The CID had asked Mr. Tennakoon to report to its office on Monday in connection with the investigations. However, he had admitted himself to a hospital instead of reporting to the CID,” ASP Gunasekara said.
He said Mr. Tennakoon had been admitted to the hospital on Monday and was undergoing treatment under police protection after his arrest.
The ASP said Mr. Bandara would be produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate within the next few days.
Meanwhile, his son parliamentarian Pramitha Bandara denied the allegations levelled against his father.
“We are shocked with this turn of events. We are ready to face any political revenge with the support of people of Dambulla,” he said.