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An official attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was killed and two officials injured when an armed gang arrived on motorcycles fired at them while they were conducting a raid at the Piliyandala junction at about 8.00 pm, police said.

An 8-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and another man who were at the vicinity of the incident were also injured and they were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital. A 11-year-old girl was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital as she was unconscious with head injuries.

They said Police Constable Abeywickrama was dead on admission to the Piliyandala Hospital while IP Rangajeewa and PC Chaminda attached to the PNB were admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital.

IP Rangajeewa was later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. (Ajith Siriwardana)

 

Video by Sanath Desmond, Bimal Shaman Jayasinghe

 

Pictures courtesy Daily Mirror online


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  • ceylon Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:22 PM

    kill these criminals and big bossess. via DM Android App

    Dee Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:12 PM

    The cycle gang would have been. In full faced helmet for 'protection' from road accidents. Just run over them and see if the helmet 'protect' them.

    Chaminda Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:25 PM

    Now someone responsible should understand it's too late. Take responsibility and do something immediately. Tomorrow is Vesak! How pathetic.

    karu Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:25 AM

    Apply the Indonesian laws for drug related crimes.

    Laljee/Qatar Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:13 AM

    It is high time to impose Death penalty . Authorities have failed to combat crimes like these and the situation is further deteriorating.

    mm Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:39 AM

    GANGSHOOT OUT COPS DEAD CHILDREN INJURED this is SERIOUSLY BAD via DM iOS App

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:58 AM

    This country will become like Colombia. PNB must be strengthen.

    L C A Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:47 AM

    Politicians and police let these thugs to do their all illegal day-to-day activities.Finally they also get victimized together with innocent people.

    nm Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:46 AM

    Where is the law and order in the country Thugs sheltered by the politicians has empowered the forces. some faction wont let the government run smoothly. This country is in a real pathetic situation. The president has to be tough and take rigid action to overcome this situation. via DM Android App

    Mano Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:00 PM

    Ceylon, this is Sree lanka,

    Adwani Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:24 PM

    Those on the Motor Cycle were also from PNB, some PNB officers are pretending to do their duties while some are benefited from crime. This trend will never stop


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