CID TAKES OVER GRENADE ATTACK INVESTIGATION; FSP CLAIMS ‘POLITICAL MOTIVE’

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today took over the investigations into the hand grenade found near the Dehiwala residence of Dr. Lalantha Ranasinghe, a specialist doctor at the Colombo National Hospital.

A team led by a Superintendent of Police (SP) of the CID has commenced investigation into the incident, which was initially investigated by Dehiwala Police.

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today launched an island wide token strike in protest of the alleged grenade attack on the house of Dr. Ranasinghe.

The GMOA doctors will also abstain from reporting to work at the Colombo National Hospital from 12 noon today to 12 noon, Dr. Naveen De Soyza of the GMOA had said.

Meanwhile the Frontline Socialists Party (FSP) today condemned the grenade attack on the doctor’s house and termed it as suppression of forces against privatization of education and health sectors.

“Through the behavior of the police and response of the government regarding the incident it is evident that this is an attack carried out with a political motive,” they said in a statement.

 

Courtesy: Ada Derana

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