Police officers interdicted over shooting that damaged Wellampitiya election rally platform

Police officers interdicted over shooting that damaged Wellampitiya election rally platform

Police officers interdicted over shooting that damaged Wellampitiya election rally platform

Written by Staff Writer

24 Dec, 2014 | 5:19 pm

Two police officers have been interdicted on charges of failing to perform their duties at the time of the shooting  at the Umagiliya Grounds in Wellampitiya on Tuesday night

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that a sub-inspector and a police constable attached to the Wellampitiya Police, who were on duty at the time of the incident have thus been interdicted.

A platform built at the Umagiliya Grounds in Wellampitiya intended for a rally scheduled to be held under the auspices of Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena was damaged in the shooting.

Speaking to News1st SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the attack was carried out with the use of an automatic firearm.

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