Saturday, January 10, 2009

Suspect arrested in the Sirasa Media attack

The Maharagama Police have arrested a UNP Member of the Kotte Municipal Council, with regard to the attack on Sirasa.

Minister Mahindanana Aluthgamage told reporters that the Police examined the residence of this Municipal Councilor, based on a call received by the emergency division, and arrested him with a vehicle without a number plate. Information is revealed that the suspect had exchanged weapons opposite a private bank in Rajagiriya in the wee hours on the 6th of this month, using this vehicle. In addition, the Police had received a complaint on a threat to the Nayaka thera, by a certain group which had arrived in a Pajero to the Devram Vihare on the previous night. The Police said another UNP politician is also said to be involved in this incident. Informed sources said the Kotte UNP Municipal Councilor had threatened the Police to release the related politician who has been taken into custody. The Maharagama Police are conducting inquiries into the arrested Municipal Member and the vehicle without a number plate.