33 people shot dead this year; 24 murder cases solved

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At least 33 people were shot dead countrywide in first five months of this year, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today.

He said so far 24 murder cases had been solved and investigations are underway in regard to the rest.

SP Gunasekara said the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had arrested 17 suspects in connection with organized crimes in Colombo and its suburbs during the same period.

He said among the arrested were accomplices of underworld leaders, Makandure Madush, Angoda Lokka, Keselwatte Dinuka, Dunagaha Sanjeewa and Samayan.

SP Gunasekera said special armed motorbike patrol units comprising CCD personnel had been patrolling the City of Colombo to curb organized crimes and said special teams of the STF, Organized Crimes Prevention Division and the CCD are conducting raids to stem organized crimes and detect illegal weapons countrywide and requested the public to inform the Police if they had any information. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Max Monday, 18 June 2018 11:42 PM

    GR, your absent is greatly felt. If you are there, the under world would have been a thing of the past.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:13 AM

    24 solved mean 24 killers excecuted for those killings???.convicted killers not executing by killer lover sirisena.can you tell at leadt these 24 jailed.all in lanka know it takes around 17 years to solve one case,not even murder,but even a pick pocket case.why police telling this kind of 100% lies in day light.

    joshua Tuesday, 19 June 2018 07:54 AM

    The Sri Lankan police force and CID are one of the best in the Asian region. They have solved many cases including complicated cases which did not proper evidence. Unfortunately, third party interference, such as political goons and rich persons, poor salaries to these police and CID members and judiciary delays have been the red tape.

    Mario Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:18 AM

    But still drug dealers and killers roaming freely in Kaldemulla area in ratmalana. residence have no clue when police will look in to this.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:01 PM

    That mean kudu money is muchnmore than their poor salaries.

    Rasheed Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:24 AM

    24 cases solved, are the convicts in the jail , on bail or swept under the carpet?

    Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 19 June 2018 03:05 PM

    We still cannot break the American record.

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