A retired doctor has been arrested by the police in connection with the planting of a hand grenade at the All Saints Church in Borella.
The doctor was arrested in Piliyandala in connection with the incident, police said. The doctor has been arrested in connection with the information obtained during the interrogation of a suspect who was recently arrested in the Panamura area in connection with this incident.
The 65-year-old suspect who was arrested from the Panamura area was said to have worked as a security guard at the doctor’s private medical center.
Investigations have revealed that the doctor had paid the suspect for the hand grenade and its placement, but the reason for this has not been revealed yet, police said.
Both suspects are currently being held at the Ports Police and the Colombo South CID is conducting further investigations.
Earlier, a person who worked at the church had been arrested in connection with the incident and the police had stated that the person had confessed that he had planted the hand grenade.