Main suspect in Kalutara shooting arrested | Daily News

Main suspect in Kalutara shooting arrested

The main suspect involved in the shooting incident at Kalutara was arrested early last morning by the Kalutara North Police and the firearm used in the shooting had also been found.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Kariyawasam Patabendige Buddhika Lakmal Kariyawasam, a resident of 126 C, Pelapolwatte, Payagala South.

He was arrested on a tip-off while on his way to Payagala. A browning pistol, bullet and magazine suspected to have been used in the shooting had also been recovered by the Kalutara North Police officers.

On January 1 night, a 57-year-old person in the Kalutara North Police Division was shot and injured at Galle Road Thotupola junction. The suspects were produced at the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The suspects had come in a car and shot the victim.


 

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