A special investigation about the shooting of Dematagoda Chaminda under a prison superintendent
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 8:35
Investigations under a Prisons Department Assistant Superintendent have been launched with regard to the shooting at a Prisons bus in Dematagoda yesterday.
Prisons Commissioner General Nishaantha Dhanasinghe said that a discussion would be held with Police for obtaining additional security for Prison buses in the future.
The bus transporting prisoners from the hulsdorph court to welikada prison ,came under fire in the vicinity of the Samanthaa Cinema Hall in Dematagoda.
Dematagoda Chaminda sustained injuries to the chest and waist during the shoot carried out by an unidentified gang. The suspects drove by in a car and on a motorbike. Prison officials had returned fire.
Dematagoda chaminda was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment. He is receiving treatment at ward no. 72.
The persons who carried out the shooting have not yet been arrested.