Matara armed gang robbery main suspect shot dead

23 June 2018 09:44 am - 39     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chamara Indrajith, the main suspect arrested in connection with the Friday’s armed gang robbery in Matara, was shot dead when he was attempting to hurl a hand grenade at police officers at Kirala Kale in Matara this morning.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspect was taken to recover his hidden clothes bag at around 7.15 a. m today. 

“He attempted to hurl the hand grenade which was inside the bag and was injured when a police officer shot at him. The suspect, who was a resident of Veyangoda, succumbed to injuries after he was hospitalised,” SP Gunasekara said.

The suspect was arrested yesterday when a gang reportedly led by him attempted to rob a jewellery shop in Matara.

SP Gunasekara said the investigations had revealed that the suspect was wanted for several murders and robberies.

He was the main suspect of underworld figure Udammita Samare’s killing.

In addition, the deceased suspect was wanted for the shooting incident at Attanagalle musical show in April 21 this year where an individual was shot dead and four others were injured.

He was also wanted for the killing of a 54-year-old woman and injuring her son in Veyangoda in May 21 this year. (Darshana Balasuriya)


Video by Buddhi

  Comments - 39

  • Dam Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:58 AM

    Quick successful responses from Police is great. Well done

    Sam Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:03 AM

    They always seem to die after going to collect evidence! Is it just me or does anyone else see a similar trend.

    Leel Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:14 PM

    Gota style?

    Sidy Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:06 AM

    Another summary killing

    Disy Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:40 PM

    No died while applying oil

    Bala Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:24 AM

    Better than him rotting in jail at our expense to feed him but of course with possibility of getting easy bail and jumping off abroad.

    channa Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:25 AM

    Good respond before many were killed.

    Dee Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:32 AM

    Now that's what is called action. Super. The entire underworld should be taken to show the hidden loot.

    Haramanis Saturday, 23 June 2018 02:27 PM

    Dee - You have hit the Nail right on Top of the Head!! great...

    Waco Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:35 AM

    Now we know that that the Policemen too know how to handle firearms. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo. Weldone.

    Mevan Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:40 AM

    WELL DONE POLICE.Do the same thing to drug peddlers and rapists and child molesters disregarding political pressures if there are such interferences.

    Waco Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:42 AM

    Polce please not that the SMGs activate due the vibration of the floor-board of a Jeep.

    Jaffna Logic Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:46 AM

    The whole of Sri Lanka knows that this was not what happened,in the all familiar way the police have murdered this armed robber.If anyone think the criminal suspect got what he deserved,then think for a moment of the possibility the police would do similar things to people thery do not like

    Ceylon Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:02 PM

    For this case,police has taken right doing so they prevented so many crimes in about this case.

    666 Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:34 PM

    Do not worry. In such a scenario the people who are cheering the Police now would be shouting against the Police.

    ANTON Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:50 AM


    TJ Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:58 AM

    In India such killings are called police encounter. NGOs call it extra judicial killings. Anyway people are delighted that one more anti social element is down.

    KOLA KOTIYA Saturday, 23 June 2018 11:00 AM


    Ram Saturday, 23 June 2018 11:09 AM

    This is tit for tat. One Cop was killed and Cop's killed the leader. Good summary punishment.

    Dutchy Saturday, 23 June 2018 11:10 AM

    Hats off to sri lanka police for eradicating anti social elements like these

    DHA Saturday, 23 June 2018 11:24 AM

    Good job boys.....this is what we want from the cops

    Ajja Saturday, 23 June 2018 02:12 PM

    Hats off...Well Done POLICE at least your now you are doing a job for what you are paid.Keep it up and do a fulls stop to the Under world.

    Will Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:31 PM

    Though he may be worsest person ever,but in civilised society he too allow to face justice,but this is cold blooded murder ordered by kangaroo court,using there usual silly reason ,if people responsible not punished ,this government in worse than previous one.

    John Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:44 PM

    So, SL Police are now engaged in extra judicial executions?Dangerous way to go.

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:57 PM

    Shoot all gang members and finish them off

    Criminal Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:02 PM

    Job well done boys !

    Rohantha Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:07 PM

    This is what happens normal judicial process is slow and time consuming without justice to the victims. And even when get convicted , getting bail and so forth people loose faith on the system. With this people n police will have one scroundel less to fear or deal with.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:14 PM

    Encounter will be warned to future criminals. Well done officers.

    the-admin Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:29 PM

    not easy to survive after killing a cop.

    Thanos Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:35 PM

    They could have got more intel from him if he was alive. Then again, I am not shedding any tears for this dirtbag.

    Sid Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:41 PM

    This mite be an inside job...u never know who the heads are...maybe a cover up just in case he opens up.

    Kiru Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:42 PM

    These days guns are available every where. What happened the captured guns from LTTE. Somebody selling???

    Rufus Norton Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:27 PM

    We can't compliment the Police for a "job well done" because this is pure and simple police murder. This type of kangaroo justice was practised by the previous regime extensively. Sadly it is the same story over and over again and perhaps it is the same grenade that is shown over and over again. It is a stereotyped scenario. When the prisoner is manacled how can he throw a grenade?

    NK Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:34 PM

    Appreciate if continue this for all thugs

    Waco Sunday, 24 June 2018 08:37 AM

    No point in sending criminals to the Prison. Few hundreds of convicted criminals were given presidential pardon, last year.I feel they have paid lot of money for their release.

    Sharon Sunday, 24 June 2018 09:20 AM

    Well done Police...

    Godakanda Sunday, 24 June 2018 09:22 AM

    Shari law was applied

    Cobra Sunday, 24 June 2018 07:20 PM

    No one who saw the CCTV playback of this pack of wild dogs will shed a tear one behalf of their leader being given summary justice except maybe the Maha Sanga who see them as the only humans that live on this earth!!!!

    Yeti Sunday, 24 June 2018 07:23 PM

    In many countries 'cop killers' don't stand a chance!!!

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