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An underworld figure Pathiranage Raja Wimaladharma alias ' Gonakovile Raja', the main suspect of the shooting incident at an eatery in Soysapura, Moratuwa, has been shot dead by the police early this morning in Minuwangoda.

Police said the suspect died in a confrontation with the police at Dunagaha, Ballapana in Minuwangoda.

Police said the suspect had opened fire at the police when they attempted to arrest him based on a tip-off received that a suspect had been hiding in the area.

The raid was carried out by the officers of the Peliyagoda Divisional Crimes Division and Kelaniya Crimes Division.

The 50-year old suspect, temporary resident of Ballapana in Divulapitiya was admitted to the Divulapitiya Hospital and has succumbed to his injuries.

According to the investigation, the suspect was wanted over several murders.
   
The police launched investigations after a group of gunmen, who arrived in a car opened fire at an eatery in Soysapura last month while three police officers were on duty.

It was reported that the suspect was a close supporter of absconding underworld criminal ‘Kudu Anju’ who was alleged to have linked to the assassination of SLPP Dehiwala - Mount Lavinia Municipal Councillor K. Ranjan de Silva.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 

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  • Anmanpan Sunday, 07 June 2020 10:23 AM

    Is Sri Lanka play the Trump card again?

    AMAA Sunday, 07 June 2020 11:56 AM

    Good job done. Moratuwa Police is the most corrupt and the drug trade is thriving in Modera area, its time to get cracking there, too.

    DHA Sunday, 07 June 2020 01:36 PM

    Well done we don't need these pests in our country any more....finish them all !

    Gayan Sunday, 07 June 2020 02:32 PM

    Good start. Finish them off just like the terrorists.

    CITIZEN Sunday, 07 June 2020 02:35 PM

    NOW CANT GET ANY MORE INFORMATION OF HIS OTHER OPERATIONS

    Josh Sunday, 07 June 2020 08:22 PM

    Local police can't certainly fight underworld. Not even in the developed world. Certainly need a special police team that is backed directly by the government to stop underworld dictating terms.

    Liberal One Sunday, 07 June 2020 08:23 PM

    Don't mess with Kamal Gunaratne.

    Leo Sunday, 07 June 2020 08:23 PM

    If i was a criminal i would certainly lay low in this 5 years.

    ara Monday, 08 June 2020 10:30 AM

    Well done.


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