A surgery has been performed on the underworld member who was shot at in the Kaduwela Court Complex yesterday.
Aruna Udaya Shantha Pathirana alias Samayan was hospitalized after receiving injuries in his neck during the shooting.
A spokesperson of the Colombo National Hospital said that the victim is recovering.
Police said the 30-year old suspect, residing at Ranala in Kaduwela has been remanded in connection with several charges including manslaughter, robbery and rape.
Four cases against the suspect are under trial at Kaduwela Magistrate Court, and he was escorted to Court yesterday to produce before the Magistrate in connection with one of the impending cases.
Police said the search operations are still on to arrest the gunman as well as two other suspects who fled during the shooting.