Suspect placed under protective custody
The UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member and two others who was taken into
custody and produced before Court on suspicion for opening fire on a
group of people who were proceeding to a UPFA rally resulting in the
death of a youth and injury caused to 10 others, was yesterday placed
under protective custody until February 3 on the orders of Puttalam
District Magistrate Sesiri Herath.
The youth Saman Kumara (19) of Anamaduwa was killed in the shooting
while 10 others who were seriously injured were admitted to the
The Crimes Investigation Division which conducted inquiries took into
custody a UNP member of the Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha and another
Police told the Judge that the suspects should be produced before an
The Judge considering this request ordered that the suspects be
placed under protective custody till February 3.