One killed as police open fire at lorry

23 June 2015 05:42 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An individual was killed when police opened fire at a lorry when the driver refused to stop the vehicle at a road block in Maha Oya early this morning.  

The lorry was allegedly carrying cattle along the Arawanthalawa Road and was directed at the road block by policemen.

The vehicle had not halted after being shot at and was found 10 Km from the road block in by road in Borapola by officers who followed it.

Police found a man with gunshot wounds at the back of the lorry. The driver and cattle had disappeared, Police said.   

The injured succumbed to his injuries after he was admitted to the Maha Oya Hospital. Police suspect the others in the lorry had released the cattle before fleeing away.(DS & LSP)
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  • Bala Tuesday, 23 June 2015 04:35 PM

    Police cannot have high powered vehicles at each checkpoint. Be reasonable. Also why did not the vehicle stop after at least one gunshot. Surely that man was not killed by the one gunshot fired. Obviously they were fleeing as the driver and cattle were missing.

    PoPo Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:40 AM

    Was it a real dead rope. This type of killings have to be investigated as it seems to have started again.

    public Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:01 PM

    Is this yahapalaya? Shoot someone for failure to stop? and for what offence relating to livestock? We dont shoot people for Murder, Rape or Drug offenses. and yahaplayna shot him over a dispute with a cattle?

    Bala Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:15 PM

    OOh get a life - you now judge after the incident. If we can do that, we will all be very rich as we can invest in the stock market after knowing the price. How do the Police know what devilry they were upto fleeing from the stop request.

    Waco Wednesday, 24 June 2015 05:21 AM

    Sack the OIC/ HQI. His men do not know how to set up a proper "Road Block ". That is why the man at the rear got shot. They should have got the Driver. Send the entire Police Men and Women to Menneriya Army Camy for proper trainin

    hemantha Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:28 PM

    Public, you must be out of your mind take everything to Yahapalanaya.

    Truth Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:41 PM

    People who blame the present government, where were you when Army and Police shot and killed innocent civilians who asked for water under previous regime?? Where were you when they killed innocent civilian, burned properties under name of racism??

    OMG Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:05 PM

    This was a foolish act by the police. Instead of shooting dead a man they should have shot at the wheels. Loaded vehicles cannot move fast when the tires are deflated.

    rw Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:46 PM

    would have aim to the lorry tyres . via DM Android App

    Dutchy Tuesday, 23 June 2015 02:13 PM

    Punishment to not obeying Police orders very severe..

    Dee Tuesday, 23 June 2015 02:15 PM

    Actually the guy who ran the cattle opperation should be hunted and shot. Good work. Now trace the owner. Unfortunately the cows were taken away.

    cristo Tuesday, 23 June 2015 03:01 PM

    it is all the fault of america and europe ...these drivers are cia agents and working to destabilize sri lanka so that they can invade and take over this island paradise

    david Tuesday, 23 June 2015 03:29 PM

    police should be held accountable for taking a life. with all the high powered vehicles they had they should have just followed the vehicle until it stopped. could have prevented unnecessary loss of a life.Police are just trying to be cowboys with their guns. guns without training on restraint is bound to end in disaster.for those who wish to politicise this it was the MR government that issued traffic police with guns.But put the blame where it is due. it was the police who took a life!!


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