A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of an individual inside a restaurant in Maravila on the evening of November 22. Police said the victim, who was critically injured after being shot, had succumbed to his injuries on November 29 while receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

The 33-year-old victim is a resident of Katuneriya. Halawatha Police had been able to apprehend the suspect wanted in connection with the murder on November 30 along with a ‘Three Eight’ pistol and two rounds of live ammunition.

The suspect was handed over to Maravila Police who produced him before the Maravila Magistrate’s Court. The suspect is currently being questioned by police on 48-hour detention orders.