Police apprehend suspect in Air Force shooting
By Ayesha Wijeratne
The suspect, who was arrested by the Bandaranaike International
Airport Police, after he fired at two Air Force officers
attached to the Katunayake Air Force camp, severely injuring one
officer, will be produced before Court on October 26.
The suspect was arrested by the police on Saturday morning
following the incident on Friday.
The two officers had visited the newly established security
points at the Air Force camp, Katunayake to check the situation.
The suspect had not been at his designated security point and
was later found to be sleeping. According to police, the suspect
regularly evaded duties and was always snoozing during duty
The incident had occurred after the Squadron Leader had sent a
message through another person demanding that the suspect report
to him at once. After the suspect had come out, the Squadron
Leader had reprimanded him for his lazy behaviour after which an
argument ensued and the suspect had then taken out a weapon and
shot at the Squadron Leader.