Written by Staff Writer
01 Mar, 2014 | 8:22 am
The police notes that investigations are continuing into the incident where Dr. Eliyantha White’s vehicles was shot at.
The shooting is said to have taken place at around 4 a.m. on Friday.
Dr. Eliyantha White’s vehicle came under fire when it was being driven by his chauffeur.
The shooting took place around 50 metres away from Dr. Eliyantha White’s residence located down Edirisinghe Road in Mirihana.
Speaking about the incident Dr. Eliyantha White said: “.. I don’t know why such an incident took place. There was a pooja that was due to take place in the temple. The necessary goods for this were stored at my mother’s house. I told my driver that I would leave by 4 a.m. and asked him to ensure that these goods are in the vehicle. ”
“I usually wear black T shirts, I asked lal to bring my ironed white T-shirt as well. After around two minutes he said that he could find it. I was saved because of this T-shirt. If he had found it earlier, then I would have worn it and I would have been in the vehicle. Then I wouldn’t have been here. I am still in shock because I have no enemies..”
Police Media Spokesperson SSP ajith Rohana noted that information has been revealed that the shooting was carried out by two persons on a motorcycle.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said: “The Colombo Crimes Division, Mirihana Special Crimes Division and the Mirihana Crimes Division are conducting investigations.”
“The government analyst was summoned to the scene of the crime. Scene of crime officers were also dispatched. It is reported that three shots were fired at the rear windscreen of the vehicle. We suspect that the weapon used was similar to a pistol ..”
According to the Police Media Spokesperson Dr. Eliyantha White’s chauffeur had been the only individual inside the vehicle when it came under-fire.
No one was injured in the incident.
Speaking to news first Dr. Eliyantha White stated that he could not think of any possible assailants.
News first question him on the incident:
“.. do you suspect anyone ? ..”
“.. I have no one to suspect because I have no enemies. May be, there is some unseen force trying to break the position that I have built for myself..”
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