An 18-year-old youth has been arrested in Maligawatte for allegedly damaging two police vehicles and assaulting a Superintendent of Police in the Panchikawatte area and robbing his firearm.
The suspect was found in possession of a stolen firearm and 10 live bullets.
Following the attack on peaceful protesters in Kollupitiya and Galle Face on May 9, a group including a suspect had attacked SP Nalaka Senanayake’s official vehicle and another Police vehicle.
The suspect had robbed the SP’s firearm was arrested by the CID, a senior CID official said.
The arrested suspect, a trader was produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate.
The CID is conducting further investigations