CPC shooting: Suspect remanded till Nov. 15 | Daily News

CPC shooting: Suspect remanded till Nov. 15

The Security Officer of former Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who was arrested in connection with a shooting at the Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC), was remanded till November 15 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne.

One person was killed and two others were injured in the shooting at the CPC on October 24. The deceased was identified as M.R.P.A Rajapaksa (34).

The Colombo Crimes Division informed court that the shooting took place during a tense situation when a group of employees expressed their objection to the former Petroleum Minister to enter the CPC premises with his security officers.

Three CPC employees were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with serious injuries and one of them who was in a critical situation died while receiving treatment at the hospital.

CCD officials also stated that the suspect was produced before Colombo Acting Magistrate P.D.Perera for the idnetification parade.

CCD officials also pleaded to issue an order to six media channels to hand over all unedited video clips pertaining to this incident.

The CCD informed court that they handed over all CCTV footage related to this incident before the court and they sought instructions from the Attorney General regarding this matter.

The CCD stated that they also handed over copies of those CCTV footage before the Attorney General. The Magistrate ordered six media channels to handover all the unedited video clips regarding the incident. 


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