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Maligawatta shooting

Three more suspects arrested

Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent shooting incident in Maligawatta. 

A 35 year-old resident of a housing complex in Maligawatta is under treatment since Saturday (30) at the Emergency Unit of the Colombo National Hospital for gun-shot wounds. 

A suspect who was arrested close to the Malwatta Bridge on May 31 in connection with the incident was produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court on Monday (1) and ordered to be detained until June 7. 

Two more suspects have been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) in connection with the incident from the Wellampitiya and Maligawatta areas on Monday evening. One had sustained injuries during the arrest and is now receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital under police protection.  

The main suspect in the shooting was arrested by the Rajagiriya Police Special Task Force (STF) at a luxury shopping complex in Kotahena with a local revolver. 

A resident of Grandpass, he was handed over to the CCD. 

All three suspects were to be produced before the Huftsdorp Magistrate’s Court yesterday (2).

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