Police open fire at cattle lorry

13 July 2014 08:04 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


One man had been admitted to the hospital when the Police opened fire at a fleeing lorry at a check point at Kosgoda today, the Police said.
The Police said that they had to open fire when the lorry disregarded the orders of the Police to stop at a checkpoint.

The lorry, which was found to have been transporting cattle illegally, had been taken in to custody along with two suspects after a seven-kilometre chase. The animals were found to be subjected to cruelty and one animal was found dead.

The suspects were residents of Aluthgama and Hambantota, the Police said. Two more suspects had fled the scene and Kosgoda Police are conducting investigations.(DS)

  Comments - 15

  • silva Monday, 14 July 2014 04:51 AM

    It is good is a good move but when you look the trains these days people are treated same or worser than animals.

    tom Monday, 14 July 2014 02:33 AM

    When crime rate gose up blaming to police. .. Once they act blame them... What type of people are u.. How the stop the lorry....Any way big Thanks to the police. ... via DM Android App

    Double X Sunday, 13 July 2014 08:20 AM

    Punish them through the legal law. They deserve harsh punishment done to the innocent animals and also for the illegal transport of them without proper permit.

    farook Sunday, 13 July 2014 08:37 AM

    If they are in the wrong they deserve the punishment irrespective of any affinities.

    Don Don Sunday, 13 July 2014 09:07 AM

    It seems like police have a story every time they fire....

    Fire arms at the hands of SL police is equal to a garland in the hand of a monkey.

    ANTON Monday, 14 July 2014 01:58 AM


    ANTON Monday, 14 July 2014 02:00 AM


    mahinda Sunday, 13 July 2014 03:13 PM

    innocent animalspunish them. via DM Android App

    Jesus Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:00 AM

    Forsaken land like this take care of the animal's and media and the police butcher humans in broad day light...no action will be taken,n the so called media will stay shut..

    Hassan Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:45 AM


    they deserve punishment for the illegal act and not abiding by the Police .These are the people who create unnecessary issues . Good job

    dutchy Sunday, 13 July 2014 11:43 AM

    dear, true.. Always police have a story because police do not fire with out a reason. Though We, readers can not comment on their operations. they are the only ones feel the real situation in their ops.. Situations compel to shoot

    sourcecode Monday, 14 July 2014 03:04 AM

    yeah but when certain groups are attacking other people in defiance to the police they keep quiet - no action.

    sourcecode Monday, 14 July 2014 03:07 AM

    easy way to stop the lorry is to follow it until they reach their destination. this way police can also catch those who buy illegal stock. shooting only increases the chances of cross fire casualties.

    raj Monday, 14 July 2014 02:31 PM

    did the cow die of a gunshot wound via DM Android App

    KiloWattson Monday, 14 July 2014 04:04 AM

    um so action taken to prevent animal cruelty is wrong?

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