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Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 17:43
Tense situation at the CEYPETCO House in Dematagoda ; 1 killed and 2 injured in a shootout; A security officer of former minister Arjuna arrested
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One individual was killed and two others sustained injuries and were admitted to Colombo National Hospital following the shooting incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation premises in Dematagoda.  

Two of them were in a critical condition and were receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit when one individual succumbed to his injuries.

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Arjuna Ranathunga has arrived at the premises this evening to collect some documents.

Employees at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation have protested against the minister alleging that he is committing an illegal act.

Three individuals sustained injuries when a security officer of the former minister opened fire.

Police Media Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the security officer who carried out the shooting, was arrested.

Our correspondents stated that the employees at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation have forcibly detained the group including former minister Arjuna Ranathunga at the premises.

Police Special Task Force, Anti – Riot Squad and water bowsers are at the premises to bring the situation under control.



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