Former Kegalle SSP arrested over Rambukkana shooting incident

ormer Kegalle SSP K.B. Keerthiratne and three other police officers have been arrested by the CID over the shooting incident during the protest at Rambukkana, Senior Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said the SSP was was arrested by a team of officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Colombo and the other 3 police personnel were arrested at Kundasale in Kandy.

He stated that an order has been issued by the Kegalle Magistrate’s Court yesterday in respect of the Rambukkana incident and that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had received the order today.

He said the IGP has directed the CID to comply with the court order accordingly.

Thereafter a team headed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of the CID has arrested the commander of the team, K.B. Keerthiratne, former SSP division in charge of Kegalle.

Further investigations are being continued by the CID and apart from that steps are being taken to initiate further action according to the court order, the senior police spokesman said.