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Colombo shooting: Police nab Arjuna Ranatunga


ANI Asia
Sri Lanka's petroleum minister Arjuna Ranatunga has been arrested on account of his alleged role in a shooting incident that took place on Sunday at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) in Colombo's Dematagoda suburb.
The cricketer-turned-politician was nabbed by the Colombo Crime Division, Daily Mirror reported.
One person was killed while two others were grievously injured after shots were fired when a group of protesters blocked Ranatunga's way when he arrived at the CPC for a meeting on Sunday.
The security personnel who had fired five bullets at the crowd was also arrested.
Investigation in the matter is underway.

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 2:33 PM IST

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