An individual had died when an illegal sand transporting vehicle was shot at by the Police in Point Pedro this evening, the police sources said.
The Police said that the truck was signalled to stop at the Police Check Point in Point Pedro but had proceeded without following the orders.
The Police officers who were at the checkpoint had chased the tipper and had attempted to stop the vehicle by shooting at it.
Sources said that one individual had died on the scene, while two others escaped.
It was also reported the residents of the area pelted at a Police jeep.
The Police said they were conducting a search operation in the area. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Comments - 14
S.P.RAMKUMAR Monday, 10 July 2017 07:05 AM
Illegal sand transport / mining is being taken place all over this country, Government have to bring new law to seize vehicle and imprisonment rather than killing.
ANTON Monday, 10 July 2017 07:29 AM
IF YOU DON'T HEAR POLICE ORDERS BY ACCIDENT, YOU WILL BE KILLED BY THEM. ...... RULES OF LADY JUST - ICE IN SRILANKA.
Kale Monday, 10 July 2017 07:33 AM
Perhaps the Police were upset they missed a chance at a healthy bribe?I think we should know the full facts.
Don Juan Monday, 10 July 2017 07:57 AM
In a civilised society, for a sand lorry, soil lorry ,timber lorry, cattle lorry, should not shoot to kill. They should shoot to the tyers of the vehicle. This type of things are happening in a criminal society like UAS but should not happen in Sri Lanka
cheers Monday, 10 July 2017 10:18 AM
This govt has created a major national security blunder by relaxing laws to north and east to pleased the NGO'S, Diaspora who brought them to power and even camps are moved out of high security zones and the military is only based inside camps. What a shame and this is an insult to the soldiers who died to defend our nation and officers and political leadership led my Rajapakse who made the impossible a possibility for sri lankans
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 10 July 2017 11:15 AM
Do u think the police will shoot to kill any Sinhalese illegally transporting sand in the south.... it is happening everyday. This incident confirms the harassment of Tamils has not ended.
rasheed Monday, 10 July 2017 11:38 AM
Why can't they train the Police to shoot at the Tyre instead of shooting the human?
ANTON Monday, 10 July 2017 12:28 PM
I THINK THAT IS WHAT THEY DID.... TO BE HONEST ,THEY SHOT THE TIRES !!!
Kamanthi Monday, 10 July 2017 01:08 PM
How do you know what is hidden inside the sand?
TRM Monday, 10 July 2017 01:12 PM
Let's follow the US and UK. citizens should learn to respect the police
Jacob Monday, 10 July 2017 02:04 PM
To do that, the vehicle has to be stopped when ordered.
Sam Monday, 10 July 2017 02:07 PM
Didnt hear orders to stop. Didnt see being chased. How pathetic.
Piyasiri Monday, 10 July 2017 02:20 PM
They must have aimed the tires, or sure. That's marksmanship of most policemen !!~!
Premadasa Monday, 10 July 2017 03:21 PM
Actor Nihal Silva was also shot dead this way.
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