Colombo Chief Magistrate has granted bail for MP Arjuna Ranatunga, who was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division earlier today (29).
The former Minister has been released on a surety bail of Rs. 500,000.
Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested MP Arjuna Ranatunga over the shooting incident at Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and produced him before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.
Three persons were shot at in a tense situation occurred within the CPC premises when the former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga arrived at the premises last evening (28).
One of the shooting victims succumbed to their injuries following admission to the National hospital.
Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara stated that a guard of the former Minster Ranatunga had fired the gunshots and the relevant guard has been arrested over the incident.
Several Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions launched an indefinite strike to protest the incident. However, shortly after the arrest of the former Minister, the strike action was called off.