Police and prison authorities hold discussions over suspects under threat

Police and prison authorities hold discussions over suspects under threat

Police and prison authorities hold discussions over suspects under threat

Written by Tharushan Fernando

06 Mar, 2017 | 12:21 pm

Police and the prison have commenced discussions with regard to the transportation of suspects with life threatening conditions.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Priyantha Jayakody said that, following discussions, relevant steps will be taken in the future in this regard.

DIG Priyantha Jayakody added that statements have been recorded from several individuals pertaining to the shooting that was carried out on a prison bus in Kalutara which resulted in the death of seven people.

He said that five special police teams have been deployed in Colombo and Kalutara to conduct further investigations.

The spokesperson further noted that comparison of scientific evidence discovered from the vehicles used to carry out the shooting, are currently underway.

The shooting that was carried out against a prison bus in Kalutara, on February 27 resulted in the death of seven people including five inmates and two prison officials.

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