Suspect arrested over gunfire attack on restaurant in Soysapura

Suspect arrested over gunfire attack on restaurant in Soysapura

May 31, 2020   08:51 am

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A suspect has been arrested over the recent attack on the restaurant in Soysapura, Moratuwa, stated the Police Media Spokesperson.

The arrest had been made by the Police Special Task Force (STF) at around 8 pm last night (30) in Eluwila, Panadura area.

The suspect then had been handed over to the Mount Lavinia Police Station for further action.

The restaurant in question first came under an attack by an unidentified group of persons wielding swords during curfew hours on May 19.

Three police officers were subsequently stationed at the restaurant to ensure security and safety.

However, on Thursday night (28), a group of persons had carried out an attack again. This time they had opened fire at the restaurant while the three police officers were on duty.

The owner of the restaurant had stated that he had been receiving continuous death threats from a person in Dubai, who had been trying to extort money.

Subsequently, 03 police officers –one sergeant and two constables–, who were on duty at the restaurant when it came under a gunfire attack, have been interdicted over charges of neglect of duty.

Investigations into the incident are being carried out under the directives of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Mount Lavinia Division.

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