The suspect identified as Tilan who was originally arrested in connection with the shooting at SAITM CEO Samira Senaratne’s vehicle had revealed that an interested group had offered him Rs.500, 000 if he accepted the responsibility for the shooting, Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake told Parliament.
Responding to a question asked by Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake on an earlier date, the minister said two more suspects — Lakshan Wilathgamuwa, a format UPFA member of the Kaduwela Pradeshiya Sabha and one Sunil a driver attached to PS were arrested in connection with the incident. He said further investigations were continuing.
Mr. Dissanayake urged the minister to expedite the investigations. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)