The Colombo Additional Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Colombo
Crimes Divisions to detain the eleven suspects apprehended over the quadruple murder in Mattakkuliya until the 31st of this month for further grilling.
The Colombo Crimes Division was given this order when the suspects were produced in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today. The order was issued in response to a request made by the Colombo Crimes Division that the suspects should be detained for further investigations into these murders.
Four persons were killed while three sustained critical injuries in a shootout last Sunday in the Summitpura area in Mattakkuliya. Eleven suspects including Prasad Ruwan alias Kudu Roshan, a key underworld gang member were arrested with regard to this murder.
The suspects were arrested while they were hiding in the Ratnapura area. The incident has been identified as a clash between two underworld gangs. The Colombo Crimes Division is pursuing investigations.