Ratgama PS Chairman shot dead

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Ratgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Mendis is reported to have been shot dead by some yet unidentified assailants at a tourist hotel in Wewala at Hikkaduwa on last night.

Two others who were with Mr. Mendis at the time were seriously injured in the shooting.  They were rushed to the Karapitiya Hospital but the Chairman had died on admission. One of the injured, in a critical condition had admitted to the ICU and the other injured was admitted to the ward No. 6 for further treatments.

Police said the preliminary investigations at the crime scene had revealed that the assailants had most probably used an automatic weapon in the shooting.

A senior police official said the Chairman had been a suspect in several cases pending in the Balapitiya and the Galle Magistrate’s Courts in connection politically motivated killings and other unruly incidents during the election campaign.

He said it was too early to say who might have carried out the killing and the motive for it. The Police officer said the detectives would also focus attention on sand mining disputes in Molaoya in Totagamuwa and in Ratgama as being a possible motive.

The Police officer said none of the eye witnesses seemed to be prepared to give evidence and this was an obstacle to the ongoing investigations.

The Police did not receive any information about the incident but suspected that the shooting was done by a pistol before the gang fled the scene.

Five police teams including those from Galle, Rathgama, Hikkaduwa and Aluthgama have been deployed together with intelligence in search of four suspects.
Hikkaduwa police are conducting further investigations. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • mack Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:35 AM

    thugs die like criminals via DM Android App

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:47 AM

    Those days White Vans by Gotta... now who is doing these nasty acts.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:50 AM

    We must irredicate these nasty deeds. Now people are scared to get into politics for this reason. My deepest sympathies for the demised family.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:50 AM

    Now Police John acts like Gotta !!!!

    shpbia Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:53 AM

    its the work of mr and co to prevent ppl going to mr s side via DM Android App

    cheers Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:07 AM

    Check the field Marshall along with the govt

    thomas ranger Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:09 AM

    who gives a crap.

    Cobra Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:10 AM

    Kudu fight?

    nic Tuesday, 24 March 2015 01:39 PM

    What is he - a drug lord?

    Steve Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:49 PM

    Unless strict law and order is implemented and right punishment is given weather it be caste, class, religion, color, party, high, low,............. and action be taken at earliest, this is simply what happens and crooks take law to there hands and are either escaped or are given donkeys years to give verdict and given petty punishments with the cost of the innocent.

    arjuna Friday, 27 March 2015 10:44 AM

    god is a manoj.

    arjuna Friday, 27 March 2015 10:45 AM

    god is a manoj.

    Perumal Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:28 AM

    Previously They killed; now They get killed.

    jotji Thursday, 26 March 2015 02:53 PM

    This buger is a underworld thug..

    arjuna Friday, 27 March 2015 10:46 AM

    god is a manoj.


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