The Colombo Crime Division yesterday said it had established the identity of the persons who attacked a van threatening the driver, on the Colombo-Kandy road at Kalagedihena as the security guards of a Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga teacher who conducts Maths classes on television.
The police said, at the time of the attack the teacher had been seated in the luxury SUV in which some of the attackers also travelled providing him security.
The incident had occurred when the SUV and a Defender jeep in which the teacher’s security contingent travelled attempted to overtake the van and failed.
The police have identified the suspects including the math teacher after scrutinising the video footage obtained by a passerby when the attack was in progress.
A senior officer attached to the Colombo Crime Division said that the suspects were residents of Ingiriya when its officers visited the area they had fled.
Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne had ordered the CCD to conduct a full investigation and apprehend the culprits. (By Hemantha Randunu)