Police+widen+probe+into+Karandeniya+shooting
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 21:03
Police widen probe into Karandeniya shooting
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Two police teams are conducting investigations to arrest the other individual who is suspected to have carried out the murder of the Vice Chairman of Karandeniya Pradeshiya Sabha, Donald Sampath.

One suspect was arrested in connection with the incident and police stated that the individual is a close accomplice of Kosgoda Sujee, who is currently overseas.

Police arrested the individual this morning (Jun 09) while he was receiving treatment at Uuragasmanhandiya Hospital.

Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that a T-56 magazine and 30 bullets found in possession of the 22-year-old suspect were also seized.

The incident took place last night when Sampatha was returning home after attending a wedding reception in Korakeena, Uuragasmanhandiya last night.

The driver of the cab has also sustained injuries in the shooting.

Initial investigations revealed that 15 shots had been fired at the cab by two individuals who had arrived on a motorbike.

It is reported that the assailants have met with an accident after their motorbike veered off the road about 100 meters away from the scene.

48-year-old Donald Sampath was elected to Karandeniya Pradeshiya Sabha from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna at the recently held local government election.

Initial investigations have revealed that he has had a dispute with Kosgoda Sujee for some time.


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