The Police have opened fire at a car which was hijacked from Colombo after it was traveling in the Giriulla area defying Police orders.
The Police said that a car traveling from Pannala to Giriulla had been shot at in the Yakabedi Ella area this morning.
No one was injured in the incident and that two people in the car were arrested.
They said two men, claiming to be prison officials, rented a car with a driver from a car rental center in Colombo yesterday.
They said that the men had taken the car at Kohilawala area in Kuliyapitiya and hijacked the car after tying up the driver.
The Giriulla Police launched the investigation into the incident and the Police had set up roadblocks and inspected vehicles this morning in search of the hijacked car.
The Police observed the stolen car in Yakabendi Ella area which was traveling from Pannala to Giriulla.
The Police signaled to stop the car and opened fire at the vehicle as the driver drove through without obeying Police orders.
The suspects were identified as residents of Colombo and Giriulla.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)