Probes into shooting that targeted Uddika Premaratne handed over to CID

Probes into shooting that targeted Uddika Premaratne handed over to CID

September 18, 2023   09:29 am

Investigations into the shooting incident that targeted MP Uddika Premaratne have been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) with immediate effect.

Police Media Division said the decision was taken on the instructions of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne.

At around 10:35 p.m. on Sunday night (Sept. 17), a group of unidentified gunmen had opened fire at the Premaratne’s car soon after he returned to his residence in Anuradhapura. The parliamentarian had managed to escape unharmed.

The perpetrators, who had arrived in a car, had targeted the parliamentarian who was walking towards his home after parking his vehicle.

The left rear door glass of Premaratne’s car was damaged in the shooting incident for which the gunmen are believed to have used a pistol.

Anuradhapura police initiated investigations soon after the incident was reported and Special Task Force (STF) personnel were deployed to beef up the security near the MP’s house.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Sajith Premadasa aims dig at Anura Kumara's foreign visits (English)

Sajith Premadasa aims dig at Anura Kumara's foreign visits (English)

NPP 'wave' has pushed opposing politicians to one stage – Anura Kumara at London Rally (English)

President promises 'bigger development' in Mannar in the coming few years (English)

ASP involved in former MP's 'staged' shooting used his own service pistol, court told

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Lunch Time News Bulletin 12.00 pm

Elections can't be called two months prior to Nov. 17 - FM (English)

Sri Lanka's economy to expand by 2.2% in 2024 – World Bank report (English)