Police Sergeant Sarath Premachandra (24330), who died in the Nallur shooting while escorting a High Court Judge, was posthumously promoted to Sub Inspector (SI) rank, Police said.
They said the Police Sergeant was killed in the line of duty when escorting Jaffna HC Judge M. Ilancheliyan and his security detail at Nallur in Jaffna on Saturday (22). Another Police constable sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital.
Yesterday Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his condolences on the death of the Police Sergeant.
Main suspect in Nallur shooting surrenders
The main suspect in the shooting at Nallur in Jaffna on Saturday, where Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan and his security detail were shot at killing a police sergeant, surrendered to police short while ago.
Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said 39-year-old Selvarasa Jayandan was arrested after he surrendered to the Jaffna Police Station this morning.
On Sunday, the Police arrested two suspects at the scene in connection with the shooting and investigations revealed the suspects were brothers and a relative of the main suspect in the shooting.
Police had deployed several teams to arrest the main suspect.
Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan, his driver and constable Wimalasiri were traveling in a car at the time of the incident, and sergeant Premachandra was escorting the car in a motorcycle providing security.
The 51-year-old Police sergeant Sarath Premachandra was killed and Police Constable Wimalasiri was injured in the shooting.(Darshana Sanjeewa)