Last Updated : 16-09-2014 06:26

 

 
 

PC shot dead, another injured

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In an incident bordering on the mysterious, two unarmed police constables were abducted this morning by armed men who arrived in a van.

One of the constables was shot dead while the other escaped with injuries after they were stripped naked and taken to the Badagamuwa Forest in Kurunegala.

The two police constables were on traffic duty from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. near the Getituwana Junction on the Dambulla-Kurunegala main road.

They had stopped a van to inspect it about 1.00 a.m. when a man armed with a T-56 assault rifle had pointed it at the two policemen and bundled them into the van.

Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said the van had then headed towards Colombo from Dambulla and having approached the Badagamuwa Forest they had asked the two policemen to step out of the van.

The armed men had shot Constable Chandana Sampath and when they attempted to shoot his companion Constable Weerasuriya he had fought them and managed to get away taking with him the magazine of the T-56 rifle.

He had run till he reached a house from where he had borrowed a sarong.

During his get-away attempt he had suffered severe injuries after being caught against a barb wire fence.

With the help of the house owner he had managed to contact the Kurunegala Police who rushed to the scene and admitted him to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.

The police have not recorded a statement from Constable Weerasuriya who is still in a state of shock.

“We believe there were four armed men including the van driver. We have found that it was a white van but the registration number is still not known,” he said.
The case has been handed over to the CID for further investigations.

Around 2.30 a.m. a fuel station in Weweldeniya was robbed by some men who had arrived in a van and the police are also investigating whether these incidents are in any way connected.

“This incident is a severe blow to the implementation of law and order by the police. The traffic policemen conduct their duties to protect lives and property so this is a very unfortunate incident,” SSP Rohana said.

Police Chief N.K. Illangakone posthumously promoted Constable Chandana Sampath to the rank of Police Sergeant.

He announced a reward of Rs.1million to anyone who gave reiable information leading to the arrest of the culprits.

The two policemen had been transferred to the Kurunegala police in January. The victim had served earlier in Mannar, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Chilaw. He was also a recipient of the Northern Humanitarian Operation Medal.

SSP Rohana said since last June the police had come under attack on 140 occasions. (Supun Dias, Sanath Desmond, Sunil Kahagalla and Pushpakumara Jayaratne)




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# Janaka 2014-05-06 09:13
Very easy, blame it on the casino and foreigners as we always do to cover up our sins.
Janaka
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# truth 2014-05-06 09:14
looks like another group had started terrorism to object the sufferings of the masses....
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-0+3 # southpaw 2014-05-06 09:44
This is Sri Lanka the land where Criminals are protected while Police Constables who do not toe the line of Politically Connected Criminals, are abducted and Shot. God Save Us
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# IMS Postmortem 2014-05-06 13:06
Why not executive power?
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# nimal 2014-05-06 10:44
must be a corrupted officer...
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# rednaxela 2014-05-06 11:01
MaRa's Wonder of Asia!
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-1+2 # manpei 2014-05-06 11:14
No law and order in SL. and people still think this is some holy land and we are more cultured than the rest. More worried about Packer and his casino than ewhats going on under our noses
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# tony 2014-05-06 11:54
CAN YOU KILL WITH A TOY RIFLE????
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# Roshan 2014-05-06 12:42
Even the Police are not safe, then what about the ordinary public?
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# sarath 2014-05-06 13:04
That brave policman may have taken the driving licence of powerfull man in that area and booked him into the law , so that he himself paid with his life for the job done.

This is Sri Lanka, powerful criminals are above the law.

Dear Police Media Boss, what do you have to say, ?
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# Nihal Amarasekera 2014-05-06 14:27
Is it only in Sri Lanka crime rampant.
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# A.F.A.Cader 2014-05-06 14:33
No need to worry. The culprits will be arrested soon and taken to a lonely place to recover hidden weapons and ................
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-1+0 # ram 2014-05-06 14:44
why no one commented saying LTTE as an educated Sinhalese.
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# Saliya 2014-05-06 15:59
Sowing and reaping...
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# Empulze 2014-05-06 17:22
If the police cant protect themselves how can they protect us
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-0+1 # kalu banda 2014-05-06 17:45
Check for political links FIRST.
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# manura 2014-05-07 11:40
now white vans abduct policemen.
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