Apr 05, 2017

‘Ala Bolaya’ arrested over Samayan murder Featured

An underworld member has been arrested in connection with the prison bus shooting in Kalutara, police said.

The 24-year-old from Matara, identified as Samith Chanaka alias Ala Bolaya, was taken by the CCD in Ratmalana.

He is accused of having harboured the attackers by giving them a hiding place.

Police also seized two mobile phones, said to have been used for the attack on the prison bus that left seven dead.

So far, seven persons have been arrested in connection with the shooting, while 13 other suspects remain at large.