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Monday, 12 January 2015 - 13:46
Two politicians connected to Kahawatta shooting remanded.
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Absconding Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councilor Nilantha Jayakody and Kahawatta PS Chairman Vajira Silva who surrendered to Pelmadulla Magistrate Court today were remanded till January 20.

Earlier, the Pelmadulla Magistrate had issued arrest warrants on the two suspects in connection with the shooting incident in Kahawatta on January 5.

Three supporters of then common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena were shot at while they were decorating a political stage in Kahawatta and later one victim died of gun shot injuries.

In addition to these two suspects, former deputy minister Premalal Jayasekera is also currently in remand prison in connection with the same shooting incident.

 
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