It has been revealed that the shooting carried out recently targeting the Chief Executive Officer of the SAITM institute had been staged. Police media spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody has said a suspect involved in the incident has been arrested from Embilipitiya area with a Browning type revolver, a revolver, five cartridges and a motorcycle used for the incident.
Investigations have begun to arrest a member of a Pradeshiya Sabha and a driver and it has been revealed the said member of the Pradeshiya Sabha has been a very close associate of Sameera Senaratna who calls himself a doctor.
A special police team has questioned Sameera Senaratna yesterday regarding the incident. All groups opposing SAITM have said the incident would have been staged to undermine the opposition that has developed against SAITM and to use it as a means of repressing persons opposing SAITM.