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Friday, 16 June 2017 - 15:23
Another suspect involved in the Piliyandala drive by shooting arrested
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The main suspect in the drive by shooting in Piliyandala , Sujeeva Ruwan Kumara de Silva aka Loku Petiya is scheduled to be produced before Mathugama Magistrate today.

Police said that permission was obtained by the court  to detain the suspect for questioning.

The suspect believed to have been the one riding the motor cycle which was used by the assailants to carry out the shooting at narcotic bureau officers.

The suspect has other arrest warrants for Cases filed in Ambalangoda, Uragas-man-handiya and Ahungalle.

He was arrested by the Mirihana Special Crime Investigation Unit while he was hiding in Medirigiriya yesterday.

Police also seized 10 grams of heroin that was in his possession at the time of his arrest yesterday.

The 27-year old suspect is a resident of Welipenna Dar-ga town.

Police believe that the suspect is linked to the under world and one of the drug peddlers working for the main suspect, kamburupitiye Madush.

Meanwhile, another 7 suspects who were arrested in connection with the same incident where a police officer and a little girl were gunned down in the cross fire, will be produced before Kesbewa Magistrate Court today.

 


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