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Saturday, 05 March 2016 - 20:09
3 months pregnant woman shot at in Welikada
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A 23 year old woman received injuries following a shooting incident in front of Welikada Prison today.

Currently the woman is receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

Police stated that the woman is a resident of Dehiowita area.

According to the hospital sources, the woman is three months pregnant and has received shoulder injuries following the shooting incident.

In a statement given to the police, the injured woman has stated that she has come to visit one of her relatives, and that the incident took place when she returned outside.

She has further said that two persons who arrived in a motor cycle has questioned her whether she was the wife of the underworld member ‘Samayan’, and suddenly opened fire.

Aruna Udayashantha alias Samayan was shot at in the premises of Kaduwela Magistrate’s court some time ago.

Samayan is currently serving a prison term in Welikada Prison.

Several shooting incidents and deaths were reported within the past few days in the island.

Recently Dematagoda Chaminda was shot at near Dematagoda Samatha film hall, while another person was shot dead at Obeysekarapura in Rajagiriya.

Another businessman was also shot dead in Badegama, Galle yesterday.

Five shooting incidents have been reported to date, however, the police have made no arrests so far.

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