A former Army soldier has been arrested with connection to the shooting that was carried out at the Kaduwela Court Complex on Wednesday (September 23). The 35-year-old suspect who had obtained a legal discharge of the Army was arrested by the Police in the Guruwela area today around 8.35 AM.

The shooting had targeted alleged underworld figure Aruna Udaya Shantha Pathirana alias ‘Samayan’ as was being escorted to Court in order to be produced before the Magistrate in connection to a case filed against him. Currently four cases against the shooting victim are being tired at Kaduwela Magistrate Court.