Police fire at escape prisoner, one injured

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One person was injured when the police opened fire at a prisoner known as 'Chooty putha', who escaped from the prison authorities’ custody, when he was being taken to the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate Court a short while ago, the Police said.
Police have launched a cordon and search operation in the area to arrest the suspect. The injured person was admitted to the hospital with serious injuries. A lady Lawyer, who was traveling in a car at the time of the incident escaped unhurt. (AW)

  Comments - 21

  • deyyia Wednesday, 26 January 2011 10:04 AM

    Chooti putha...apita oya loku nehay honday !!

    Hema Perera Wednesday, 26 January 2011 10:23 AM

    Now a days these srilankans think all the bad things happening only to Sri Lanka. That is not the truth. All over the world now problems are arising. God only knows the reason. Therefore all the srilankans please think wisely, without blaming the rulers. Every citison should think of their responsibilities to the country.

    Ashoks Wednesday, 26 January 2011 11:28 AM

    Dear Hema, The best solution is to find out where the god is, Then every problem would be solved.

    Cobra Wednesday, 26 January 2011 01:32 PM

    You are right, the police are only good at banging at doors and arresting couples making love!!!!!!

    meranchi Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:03 PM

    target is miss....

    Dillon Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:15 PM

    Speaking like a true Sri Lankan !!:LOL

    Nan Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:39 PM

    I get your point. but unfortunately these things happen ALOT in this country. few months ago a child died in bentota because of a public shoot out. for these things to happen so frequently, there must be a reason besides the fault of just 1 ignorant cop.

    true sri lankan Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:46 AM

    The Law of the Jungle Rules!

    MERVIN Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:51 AM

    Asthriymath Sri Lankavak - Mr. Wimal W. ele machan ele

    legaltalk Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:57 AM

    Just because a prisoner in only remand custody escapes you don't start going trigger happy and start shooting, especially in a public area such as the Mount Lavinia Magistrates Complex, right next to the main Galle Road! Who trains these policemen? You need to get your team, run and catch the escapee. The time taken to take your firearm and start shooting and the inevitable assault on bystanders will consume far more time and energy than would have taken to capture the escapee.

    James Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:07 AM

    in other "developed" countries the public can sue the police for opening fire in a public area. these guys are not trained at all. (also as seen in the recent trafic accident when a policeman throws a bottle of water on a burning trishaw - foolish! - it is an oil fire and water can cuase explosive results.)
    gone are the days when the police was a highly respectable force with high calibre. now - thuttu dekey fellows!

    mewan Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:11 AM

    Why do you guys always see the bad side. These things happen every where. After all we all are humans. Sri Lankans are not saints. Do you know tht British police shoot down an innocent Brazilian boy in the subway thinking that he is a terrorist. So will you say "The law of the Jungle Rules". Have you heard about a place called Guantanamo Bay. It is run by the so called Leader of the free world.
    It is very unfair when ever a shooting or demo. happen to blame on the government , Sinhalese race or for Buddhism. Lot of people do that in this forum. Just be cool man.

    Razor Blade Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:08 AM

    Feel sorry for the injured lawyer, serious lapse in keeping prisoners in custody which is very unprofessional.There are 1.2 Million government servants, but how many do the job right?.

    Omar Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:19 AM

    You are right but police to run and catch?
    Has anyone ever seen our police running for a duty related matter?

    Mahinda Karunaratne Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:19 AM

    Prisoners can't challenge for their human rights. But, They have right to live. So, Prison authorities have to answer for prisoners' lives. In Anuradhapura case, Some one should go before the courts as they can't kill the prisoners. They have right to live.

    roshan raz Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:29 AM

    how can they run with their hanging tummy

    roshan raz Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:30 AM

    our police cant run with their fat tummy.

    roshan raz Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:34 AM

    chooty putha inne hangila....

    Nina Kamal Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:37 AM

    I dont want to call my son 'chuti putha' any longer!

    Cynic Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:41 AM

    Aadara Thathage Chooti putha?

    whity Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:49 AM

    shhh...don't offend the whity ... true sri lankans might cry ...


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