Two more suspects arrested over Soysapura shooting attack on restaurant

Two more suspects arrested over Soysapura shooting attack on restaurant

June 3, 2020   11:13 am

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Two more suspects have been arrested over the recent shooting attack on a restaurant in the area of Soysapura in Moratuwa.

A team of officers from Mount Lavinia Police arrested the suspects last night (02) at Angulana and Ratmalana areas.

According to the Police Media Division, the arrestees are residents of Angulana area, aged 26 and 36 years.

Reportedly, a total of 2 grams 225 milligrams of heroin had also been found in the possession of the suspects.

The arrestees will be presented before the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court, today (03).

A restaurant in Soysapura 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 its security and safety.

However, on the night of May 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 from him.

Subsequently, 03 police officers – one sergeant and two constables – who were on duty at the restaurant when it came under a gunfire attack, were 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.

Three suspects were taken under the custody of police over the initial attack on the restaurant on May 19.

On May 30, an underworld figure named ‘Konda Janiya’ was arrested in connection to the incident at Eluwila, Panadura.

On June 02, an underworld figure out on bail named ‘ Angulane Anju Rosa’ was also arrested in Akuressa, for having a hand in the shooting incident alongside ‘Konda Janiya’

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