An army officer of the Kantalai army camp and a civilian were arrested by the police on Tuesday (14) after investigations into the case of the death of a Second Lieutenant when a Home Luard opened fire on a group of persons including the Second Lieutenant who attempted to seize weapons of a police checkpoint in Kantalai.
The group who had come to the police checkpoint in a stolen van are alleged to have been involved in number of robberies. The van believed to have been robbed in Colombo was found abandoned after the Second Lieutenant was killed, Kantalai police said.
Police have also found a T 56 assault rifle with the van.
The Second Lieutenant and the civilian arrested by the police were produced before the Kantalai Magistrate Ajith Masinghe who remanded the suspects till September 27, police said.