Kahawatta shooting incident - Former Kahawatta Police OIC tells HC: Deputy Minister Jayasekara’s name should not be included in suspects list | Page 2 | Daily News

Kahawatta shooting incident - Former Kahawatta Police OIC tells HC: Deputy Minister Jayasekara’s name should not be included in suspects list

Former Kahawatta Police OIC told the High Court that Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Lalith Jayasinghe informed him via the phone that Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara’s name should not be included as a suspect in the suspects list of the B-Report on the Kahawatta shooting incident during the last Presidential election period.

Former Kahawatta Police OIC Police Inspector Lalith Pushpakumara made this observation yesterday (11) before Ratnapura High Court Judge Rohan Jayawardena giving evidence in connection with the shooting incident while putting up decorations on the stage for then Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s rally in Kahawatta town.

Seven persons were indicted before the Ratnapura High Court on nine counts including shooting and committing the murder of a person on January 5, 2015 during a Presidential election rally of President Maithripala Sirisena, attempted murder and injuring several UNP supporters.

The victim killed in the shooting incident was Dodangodage Susil Perera alias Shantha Dodangoda and the injured were K. Karunadasa Weerasinghe and M. Ilshan. Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councilor Aruna Nilantha Jayasinghe, former Kahawatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manikkawaduge Vajira Darshana de Silva, Parliamentarian Halkandaliya Lekamlage Premalal Jayasekara alias ‘Choka Malli’, Pelawattage Pethum Dananjaya alias Pela, Udahandaseelage Asanka Namal alias Sergeant Two, Ukkandage Thilanka Pradeep and Urupelawwe Gamaethiralalage Ajith Malavi Gunaratne alias Malavi. 

 


 

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