Divulapitiya shooting: WPC Minister, eight others produced before court

Divulapitiya shooting: WPC Minister, eight others produced before court

Written by Keshala Dias

24 Oct, 2017 | 1:08 pm

Western Provincial Council Minister, Randeer Rodrigo, and the eight other suspects, who were arrested in connection to the Divulapitiya shooting yesterday, were produced before Magistrates’ Court, today.

The shootout was between the Police Special Task Force (STF) and a criminal gang in the Henpitagedara area in Divulapitiya.

The Police Media Division stated that the STF searched the Wattala located house of Provincial Council minister, Randeer Rodrigo, last night.

According to Police Media Spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekara, police was able to seal a bullet proof jacket, 115 bullets and a gun case.

The wife of minister Randeer Rodrigo was also arrested.

One suspect died in the shooting. He is a 35-year-old resident of Nilapanagoda, Minuwangoda.

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