Colombo, July 23 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday instructed his Police Chief to ensure the security of all judges after a shooting incident on Saturday threatened the life of a high court judge in Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka.
Sirisena strongly condemned the shooting incident which occurred on Saturday evening which left one police officer dead. The President said the sacrifice of the country’s brave police officers will never be forgotten.
An unidentified gunman opened fire at the vehicle of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illanchelian in Nallur, Jaffna on Saturday with a shoot out erupting between the police, which were part of the judge’s security and the shooter.
The Police said that Justice Illanchelian was unharmed following the shooting. However one police officer had succumbed to his injuries.
Two suspects have been arrested over the shooting.
The reason for the shooting is still unknown but police said investigations were continuing.