Suspect arrested over Kotahena shooting incident

hand-cuffs-police-lights6A suspect has been arrested over the Kotahena shooting incident in which two people were killed, the police media unit said.

A group of United National Party (UNP) supporters were shot at in the Kotahena area on July 31, killing one woman and injuring several others.

A second person who was injured in the shooting incident later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The UNP supporters were engaged in campaigning activities in support of former UNP MP and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake when gunmen travelling in 2 vehicles had opened fire.

The shooting incident claimed the first victims of the 2015 Parliamentary election.


  1. Ravi Karunanayaka should also be arrested. It is very old tactic in politics to show that you are a victim. Also politicians with underworld connections are very dangerous to public.

    • Mr or miss nirosh, please do come up with provable facts. At this crucial juncture the country does not need your 2 cents but hard facts from the police. Every one can make their comments after that. Your comments show how ignorant you are. We call people like you dim-wits.

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