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Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 12:08
Suspect who abandoned car with firearms in Gampaha confesses
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The driver of the abandoned vehicle near the Gampaha hospital with firearms inside has made a confession to Grandpass police.
 
The suspect had said that the car, a black hybrid, was used by him and several others to make an attempt to assassinate a businessman in Gampaha.
 
The suspect had confessed that the contract was given to him by underworld member, Sanjeewa Kumara Samarathna, who is currently imprisoned.

Sanjeewa is also a suspect in the recent murder of Udammita Samare, who was gunned down in Veyangoda.
 
On 8th of April, the vehicle that the targeted businessman was traveling in was shot at. The businessman escaped unhurt.
 
However, another individual who was traveling with him was injured.
 
Meanwhile, following a tip-off, on 2nd of October, a police team inspected an abandoned black hybrid, near Gampaha hospital.
 
Police found 3 T-56 weapons inside the vehicle.
 
The occupants were missing and police widened their investigations to arrest the culprits.
 
Then yesterday (08) the driver of the vehicle was arrested while he was in hiding in the Grandpass Kirimuthu Uyana housing scheme.
 
The 27-year-old suspect is a resident of Pasyala.
 
Police also arrested the wife and another woman (owner of the house) who were at the house at that time.
 
 
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