STF Mahaoya Commander in the Ampara District ASP Sarath Kumara was killed today when he was shot by a Cheif Inspector attached to the same camp.
ASP Kumara was involved in busting underworld activities for a considerable time period by working with the STF Intelligence Unit.
The CI of the STF attached to the Mahaoya camp in Ampara shot the ASP when an argument broke out between the two, STF Commandant DIG R.W.M.C Ranawana said.
The incident had taken place when the ASP called on two officers this morning who had received complaints against them. The CI had then shot himself. Both of them were admitted to the Ampara Hospital where the ASP succumbed to his injuries on admission to the Mahaoya Government Hospital.
He had received three gun shots to his chest area. The SI was airlifted to the Kandy General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries short while ago.
The STF and the Amapara police are investigating into the unfortunate incident, DIG Ranawana said. (By Supun Dias)