Gang storms journalist's house

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A member of a robber gang, who attempted to rob the house of journalist Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema in Bambalapitiya, was killed when police opened fire at the gang in the early hours today, police said.

Two other gang members, who were injured due to the police fire, were arrested and admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. Three policemen, who came under attack from the gang members, were also admitted to the hospital.

Initial police investigations revealed that following information to the police emergency 119, a police team was dispatched to the house, where the incident took place.

A search operation was underway to arrest two more robber gang members, the police said.
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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:16 AM

    Press Feedom, Mahinda Hinsana style

    Rubert Vanderkoon Sunday, 25 August 2013 08:40 AM

    Call it a robbery, because the newspaper she woks for has not made this news that prominent.

    Labby Sunday, 25 August 2013 09:18 AM

    Their aim was to abduct her, not to rob anything although they had ransacked the house.

    Van der Merwe Sunday, 25 August 2013 06:04 AM

    Amir - use Facebook.
    Or buy a bypass softwear online.
    Its so simple and so cheap.

    Amir Saturday, 24 August 2013 01:40 PM

    wow 119 is working...now that's a news

    Nadi Karunaratne Saturday, 24 August 2013 03:01 PM

    Intimidating journalists and blocking Colombo Telegraph - are our foreign visitors taking note?.

    C.Kapukotuwa Sunday, 25 August 2013 12:04 AM

    No other people live in Bambalapitiya richer than Mandana.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 25 August 2013 01:36 AM

    No...They are high level Contractors !.

    Kalu Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:17 AM

    This not a robbery this is planned job

    Ken Sunday, 25 August 2013 03:59 AM

    It's very interesting to see the response of MEDIA.......!!!!!

    Cobra Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:49 AM

    As we all know nit sure wasn't a mere attempt at robbery. 'THEY' came for her!!!

    Cobra Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:52 AM

    Not thieves it is state's terror merchants!

    CP Saturday, 24 August 2013 09:42 AM

    Is it a robbery or something else?

    Cobra Sunday, 25 August 2013 05:03 AM

    And dead men tell no tales!!!

    Throw Tomatoes Saturday, 24 August 2013 10:14 AM

    This news report addresses the issue of freedom of the press.

    sealion Saturday, 24 August 2013 10:14 AM

    please dont call em gangs...call them thieves.


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