Five arrested over Kelaniya shooting

The police have arrested five people in connection with the assassination of  Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala.

According to the police media unit, the arrest was made following investigations conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that the police had also recovered a pistol, bullets, a motorbike and face masks believed to have been used for the crime.

Madawala was assassinated on Saturday night outside his house by unidentified gunmen who were on a motorbike.

The police also said that they had recovered a T81 weapon and bullets following arrest of the suspects. The suspects are residents of Kelaniya and Kiribathgoda.