AG Orders CID to arrest three Cops for killing Army Suranga
Attorney General Dappula de Livera yesterday (6) ordered the CID to apprehend Inspector of Police (IP) Lasantha Ratnayake, Sub inspector of Police (SI) Nishantha Silva and Police Constable (PC) Premakumara for conspiracy and murder over the killing of notorious underworld gang leader ‘Army Suranga’.
The AG’s Coordinating Officer, Senior State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that de Livera had provided instructions and directives to the CID Director with regard to the killing of the individual known as ‘Army Suranga’.
Accordingly, the AG has instructed to name IP Lasantha Ratnayake, SI Adrian Nishantha Silva and PC Premakumara (32484) as suspects in the case as it appears that there is sufficient evidence for the Embilipitiya Chief Magistrate’s Court to conduct a preliminary inquiry.
The instructions further state that such a preliminary investigation should be conducte under Section 296 of the Penal Code, for charges of murder and conspiracy to murder.
The AG has further instructed trio as suspects and proceed according to the provisions contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, record their respective statements and produce them before the Court.