The Criminal Investigations Department has arrested another suspect for attacking two Senior Police Officers during the unrest on the 9th of May.
The Office of the Police Media Spokesmen said the 43 year old suspect was arrested in Maligawatta over the assault of a Deputy Inspector General of Police and a Superintendent of Police in Panchikawatte.
Further investigations revealed that the suspect stole the DIG’s Police vehicle during the assault, dismantled the vehicle and sold it for parts, while setting fire to the remaining body.
Meanwhile, another suspect has been arrested over the murder of the late Parliamentarian Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his security guard on the 9th of May in Nittambuwa.
Police said the 24 year old resident of Pasyala, was arrested by the CID yesterday.
Accordingly, 31 suspects have been arrested thus far over the Parliamentarian’s murder, while 30 suspects are held in remand custody.