Cop nabbed with knife at President’s House remanded


Colombo Additional Magistrate Keminda Perera yesterday remanded, till 15 July, a Police Sergeant who was arrested and charged by the Fort Police with entering the President’s House in Fort armed with a weapon.

The suspect Police Sergeant was identified as K. Sugath Samansiri de Silva, who is attached to the Narahenpita Police Garage and a resident of Magammana, Homagama.

Fort Police informed Magistrate Perera that the suspect, whilst attempting to enter the President’s House, brandishing a knife, was intercepted by Police officers on duty and handed over to the Fort Police for inquiries.

They added that further inquiries in this regard were proceeding.

By Hansi Nanayakkara