Two underworld figures, 'Habarakada Wasantha’ and ‘Meegoda Upul’, were killed in a shoot-out with police at Rukmalgama, Kottawa, this evening.
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the shooting occurred when Special Task Force (STF) officers visited the Rukmalgama area to gather information on organised crime in the area.
“Some individuals opened fire at an STF officer, and after an exchange of fire, two people were found dead. They were admitted to the Homagama Hospital. They were dead at the time of admission,” SP Gunasekara said.
The police identified the deceased as Habarakada Wasantha, who was the main suspect in the recent robbery at a Matara jewellery shop in which a policeman was killed, and the other as Meegoda Upul.
Following investigations, one micro-type machine gun and one sub-machine gun (SMG), which were used against the police were taken into custody. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
We do not need explanations or excuses. Please go ahead with cleaning the underworld. Thanks.
Putha Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:05 AM
Well done STF. These thugs should know when one takes up a sword he dies by the sword.
ShooterRRR Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:43 AM
Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword - Just simple as that!
Waco Tuesday, 27 November 2018 03:45 AM
Well done STF. Way to go.
Piranha Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:20 AM
Excellent news. All of the underworld scum should be executed
Jaffna Tamil Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:25 AM
He is a dangerous criminal but simply because he is a “cop killer” he should not be considered as any worse than what he actually is. Generally,a civilian getting killed by a criminal must be considered more serious than the Police killed while on duty. The existence of the Police is to protect the civilians,so the civilians are more important than the Police.
Ralahamy Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:34 AM
Bravo STF. Keep it up in your effort to clear unlawful elements in the society, so that the rest of citizen can live peacefully. You are an asset individually and as a unit.
Rasheed Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:27 AM
Quick action because, he killed the policeman in the Matara Jewellery case.
dickie bird Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:53 PM
Courageous work of the STF.
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