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Friday, 15 March 2019 - 18:48
The main suspect of SAITM Sameera shooting is among the van robbers of Ranaala
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Police say the main suspect in the shooting of SAITM CEO Sameera Senarathna is among the suspects who were arrested while fleeing after committing a van robbery on Janasavi Road in Ranala Navagamuwa.

The driver of the stolen van was also in the van with his hands tied when it was stopped by the Organized Crimes Prevention Division last night.

At the time of the arrest, there was a person in the guise of a police sergeant and, later he was identified as Sumith Niroshan alias Tina who is connected to the shooting of the SAITM CEO.

The suspect has confessed to the police that he was offered 500 thousand rupees by SAITM CEO Sameera Senarathna and asked him to admit to the shooting.

Meanwhile, investigations have revealed that the police uniform possessed by one of the van robbers belongs to a police sergeant who is currently on sick leave.

The sergeant on sick leave is attached to the Meegoda police station.

Police also said a sword and a Kris knife were in the possession of the suspects.

The suspects are residents of Ambilipitiya, Ranala and Kataragama.

Police received the court’s permission to detain them for 48 hours for questioning.

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