‘Club Wasantha’ murder: Tattoo studio owner and six others arrested

Police have arrested seven suspects including the owner of the tattoo studio in Athurugiriya where the shooting incident took place yesterday resulting in the deaths of Surendra Wasantha Perera alias ‘Club Wasantha’ and another person and four others were injured.

The other arrested individuals are suspected to have aided and abetted in the shooting incident, police said.

During the investigations carried out so far, it has been revealed that the owner of the tattoo studio has received an amount of Rs. 1 million from time to time.

Earlier, Athurugiriya Police recorded statements from 5 individuals including the owner of the tattoo shop in Athurugiriya where the shooting took place.

The shooting occurred during the opening ceremony of a tattoo and piercing studio near the Clock Tower in Athurugiriya.

Six people were rushed to the hospital following the incident. Police later confirmed that 55-year-old businessman Surendra Wasantha Perera, known as “Club Wasantha,” and a 38-year-old male succumbed to their injuries upon admission.

Hospital sources reported that K. Sujeewa, who was seriously injured in her leg, underwent surgery at the Colombo National Hospital and is now in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, the wife of ‘Club Wasantha’ was receiving treatment at Homagama Base Hospital and has been transferred to Kalubowila Hospital for further treatment.

In the course of the investigation, the police discovered the van used by the suspects in an abandoned land in Bulathsinhala area. Additionally, the car used by the suspects to carry out the shooting site was found abandoned in Kaduwela.

The Police Media Spokesperson further mentioned that several special police teams have been deployed to investigate the shooting incident