President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered a special investigation into the shooting incident involving The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly, President’s spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said.
The IGP had been instructed to appoint a team to investigate the incident.
Shauketaly was shot at by a group of unidentified men in his house at hotel road in Mount Lavinia.
Shauketaly received bullet injuries in his neck and was rushed to the Kalubowila hospital and was later transferred to the Colombo National hospital.
The gun-shot wounds were however not life threatening. Eyewitnesses said they saw three men running away from his room following the shooting incident.