Grenade Inquiry: Attorney General appoints DSG Peiris to supervise CCD probe

Grenade Inquiry: Attorney General appoints DSG Peiris to supervise CCD probe

Grenade Inquiry: Attorney General appoints DSG Peiris to supervise CCD probe

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Feb, 2022 | 4:52 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has appointed Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris to supervise the investigations carried out by the Colombo Crimes Division on the discovery of a hand grenade from the premises of the All Saint’s Church in Borella.

It is reported that the Deputy Solicitor General had summoned the senior police officers involved with the investigations along with the investigation files to advise them on how to proceed with the suspects arrested over the matter.

A hand grenade 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.

The Colombo South Crimes Division had arrested a doctor on the 17th of January in connection to the incident and handed him over to the Colombo Crimes Division on 19th January 2022.

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.

Earlier, several other suspects including church workers were arrested over the incident.

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