Ranatunga’s MSD officer further remanded

MP Arjuna Ranatunga’s Ministerial Security Division (MSD) officer, who allegedly fired at a mob at the Petroleum Resources Development Ministry on October 28 was further remanded till December 11 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

Giving evidence before court, MP Ranatunga’s Secretary Sameera Manjula stated that they identified two persons who entered the petroleum ministry premises at that time.

On October 28, a tense situation arose when a mob allegedly attempted to assault former Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who attempted to enter his office at the Ministry in Dematagoda.

MP Ranatunga’s security officer fired at the mob injuring two people. One of the injured died at the hospital. Ranatunga was detained inside the premises until the Special Task Force (STF) personnel rescued him.

Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered that the suspect be remanded until December 11.


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