Sep 18, 2020

Main suspect of Atulugama assault, arrested

The main suspect connected to the recent assault on several police officers at Atulugama, Bandaragama, has been arrested in Bandarawela.

The suspect is identified as Mohamed Sharif Rifai alias ‘Gotukola Rifai’.

On Sep. 09, five individuals including females were arrested over an assault on several police officers who had carried out a raid at a house in Marawa, Atalugama. They had been remanded until Sep. 24 and a child taken into custody over the event has been put on probation.

Two Sub-Inspectors, a Woman Police Sergeant and a Woman Police Constable were reportedly injured in the attack.

Meanwhile another 04 suspects who were evading arrest over the incident were taken into custody in the Kaltota area in Balangoda yesterday (17).