Police investigations into the attack on
the Leader Publications press have so far
drawn a blank with the investigators unable
to make any headway.
OIC Mount Lavinia Police Mahesh Perera
however told The Sunday Leader that
investigations were being conducted by
several police teams.
A day after the attack there was a chance
of a breakthrough when one of the witnesses
had identified a person believed to be
involved in the attack on The Leader
press last Wednesday.
However, OIC Perera said the police found
out that the said person was in the Welikada
prison for a long time.
"We found out that the person identified
by the witness is in the Welikada prison. He
has been in prison for a long time," he
Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa
told The Sunday Leader that he had
enquired about the progress of the
investigations and found that statements had
been recorded from 12 persons.
"That is all what I got to know. However,
the investigations are still continuing," he
Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Jayantha
Wickremaratne told The Sunday Leader
that the police had so far not got any lead
on the investigations.
"Fifteen persons, including a couple of
persons who were with a container near the
premises were questioned. No one has been
taken into custody," he said.