The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has today arrested a suspect with 16 Guns in connection with the Mulleriyawa Shooting incident occurred last Saturday which killed Former Government MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three of his associates while injuring four others.The suspect was arrested along with 12 Pistols ,2 T-56 Guns and 2 revolvers according to the sources.
According to the CID they have recorded 37 statements so far regarding the killing of Former Government MP Premechandra who was also the Director General of Trade Union Activities attached to Presidential Secretariat at the time of his death.
Meanwhile the funeral of the Former MP is scheduled to be held in Umagiliya Stadium at his native Kollonnawa Town ( in Colombo Suburbs) on this Wednesday eve.Large crowds including government MP's and Politicians paid him their last respects since yesterday when his body was taken to his residence at Kolonnawa.
In another development Government MP Duminda Silva who got head injuries after the shooting incident and admitted to the ICU of Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital in Kotte was recovering slowly according to the hospital sources.He was in the ventilator since last Saturday and today the ventilator has been removed for the first time and he is gaining consciousness slowly sources have added.
Monday, October 10, 2011