Main suspect in Pannipitiya shooting arrested | Daily News

Main suspect in Pannipitiya shooting arrested

Police yesterday arrested the main suspect in connection with the shooting that took place at Araliya Uyana, Pannipitiya on February 21. The suspect allegedly came on a motorbike and opened fire at this person.

Police arrested yesterday morning arrested the main suspect at the Bokundara Dedicated Economic Centre in Piliyandala and recovered the weapon used in the murder.

Six live ammunition were also recovered from his possession.

Preliminary investigations has revealed that this murder was committed on the directive of underworld gangster Dharmakeerthi Perera alias Kosgoda Tharaka who is currently in remand prison. It has been revealed that the suspect has received instructions on his on mobile phone from the remand prison.

The suspect, a resident of Kiriwaththuduwa is to be produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate's Court this morning. (12)


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