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One individual was shot dead and another seven suspects arrested during a shootout with a team of the Special Task Force this afternoon at Henegedara in Divulapitiya, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

“The STF received information that an armed gang was roaming in the area. An STF team was deployed following the information. Two men had opened fired at the team of STF on the Ballapana Road,” he said.

He said a few minutes later several more men arrived at the scene in a van and had opened fire at the STF personnel.

SP Gunasekera said that one suspect, a former Naval personnel, identified as Aluthapola Kure was injured in the shooting and succumbed to injuries at the Divulapitiya Hospital.

He said that seven suspects were arrested by the STF and two pistols, a grenade and a plastic pistol were recovered from the suspects.

“The suspects have been handed over to the Divulapitiya Police for investigations,” SP Gunasekera said.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • Pradeep Monday, 23 October 2017 03:22 PM

    all thugs should have been killed, any way good job !

    city Monday, 23 October 2017 03:49 PM

    How come,they are our Ranaviruvo....

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 23 October 2017 03:42 PM

    A State and her Forces who have been involved in nefarious acts of terrorism can never be trusted on what is produced as an act against thugs

    ahamed Monday, 23 October 2017 04:06 PM

    This is evidence that law and order are not balanced and implemented.

    Arnold Monday, 23 October 2017 04:18 PM

    Jaathi maamakas. Over to you.

    Kadiya Monday, 23 October 2017 07:41 PM

    Berets off to the brave STF, rid the country of such garbage!

    lanka Monday, 23 October 2017 08:53 PM

    if you have a problem then we should find a solution for it. now the message is clear , STF have been trained to do the Job.

    RAK Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:51 AM

    Not a word mentioned about the arrested PC member

    SL Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:39 AM

    Well done STF. Criminals should be wiped out.


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