SSP in charge of the Kegalle Division K.B. Keerthiratne who is pending arrest over the shooting at a public protest in Rambukkana and killing an unarmed civilian as per the order of the Kegalle Magistrate Court has reportedly admitted himself to the Police Hospital in Narahenpita hours ago.
SSP Keerthiratne has admitted himself to receive residential treatment at Dr. Harshani Fernando’s ward to avoid being arrested, sources said.
Keerthiratne is a close relative of Neville Wanniarachchi, the Chief Security Officer of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Early hospitalisation at the risk of being arrested is a common practice carried out by Sri Lankan politicians, high-ranking government officials and other powerful people in defiance of law for a very long time.
Stay tuned for more..