34 year old killed in shooting at Ceypetco HQ

34 year old killed in shooting at Ceypetco HQ

Written by Staff Writer

28 Oct, 2018 | 10:17 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – In a shooting that took place this evening (October 28) a 34-year-old individual was killed and two others had sustained injuries. The incident took place at the Head office of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation located in Dematagoda.

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that a tense situation erupted at the location following the arrival of Parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga and another group.

SP Gunasekara added that three people were injured in the shooting carried out by a security officer of the Parliamentarian. It was later reported that one out of the three injured had succumbed to his injuries upon admission to hospital.

Several other MPs were also present at the location. Speaking to News 1st, UPFA MP Gamini Lokuge said that Arjuna Ranathunge, together with a group had forcibly taken the key from the security officers and attempted to take some files. When the officers had refused to give the keys one of the security officers had shot them right in front of the police.

Police said the security officer who carried out the shooting was arrested.

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