Written by Zulfick Farzan
26 Jan, 2022 | 6:45 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The retired doctor who was arrested by Sri Lanka Police with regard to the discovery of a hand grenade at the All Saint’s Church in Borella, Colombo provided a closed-door statement to the Colombo Additional Magistrate for over 2 hours, on Wednesday (26).
The Colombo Crimes Division produced the doctors to Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya in order to provide the statement.
After providing the statement, he was taken away to the Colombo Crimes Division again.
The Colombo South Crimes Division had arrested the doctor on the 17th of January and handed him over to the Colombo Crimes Division on 19th January 2022.
The doctor who was arrested in the father of Oshala Herath, a well-known social activist and UNP Candidate for the previous general election.
The Colombo Crimes Division arrested an individual identified as ‘Ranale Ruwan’ from Ranna, in Hambantota on 20th January 2022.
‘Ranale Ruwan’ was wanted by authorities as it was believed that it was he who provide the hand grenade that was discovered at the All Saint’s Church in Borella on the 11th of January 2022.
On the 13th of January 2022, two days after the discovery of a grenade at the church premises, the Head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo said the discovery of a hand grenade at a Colombo Church is a conspiracy.
He flayed Sri Lanka Police over its handling of the investigation adding that authorities were presented a cooked-up story instead of revealing the truth.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya on Tuesday (25) ordered the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to conduct an impartial inquiry into the discovery of a hand grenade in the premises of the All Saints Church in Borella.
The Magistrate on Tuesday (25) had noted that it can be observed that an investigation of some sort is taking place, and ordered the CCD to expedite the process and submit its progress to the court on the 2nd of February 2022.
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