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Hewa Lunuge Lasantha alias Tinker Lasantha, who was allegedly involved in a number of murders and crimes, was shot dead by police at Diyagama in Kalutara, police said.

They said he was the main suspect in the murder of notorious drug trafficker Amila Prasanna Hettihewa alias "Sunshine Sudda" who was shot dead in Matara in September this year.

The suspect Lasantha, a resident of Matara and has been involved in 13 crimes including murders, police said.

Lasantha was taken to the Diyagama area by the police to recover the firearm used by the suspect to shoot Sunshine Sudda.

At that time police opened fire at suspect when he tried to throw a hand grenade at police.


  Comments - 26

  • Kikazaru Friday, 26 November 2021 08:11 AM

    Started again. UNHRC please not. This is Sri Lanka justice.

    Jude Friday, 26 November 2021 08:27 AM

    Why it took so long!???

    Sambo Friday, 26 November 2021 08:30 AM

    Same old story again and again. Was he not hand cuffed when taking.

    Jaffna Logic Friday, 26 November 2021 08:45 AM

    Dangerous criminals have to be eliminated, the only negative fall out is, these policemen who actually do this kind of extrajudicial killings are transformed by their own actions into becoming dangerous uniform killers themselves. And that is a threat to the society.

    ANTON Friday, 26 November 2021 09:19 AM

    NIYAMAY........ NIYAMAY ....... OHOMA YAN.

    Kalu Albert Friday, 26 November 2021 09:24 AM

    Rule 1 if you want to become an underworld criminal in Sri Lanka: Never attempt to throw grenades at the police when taking them to show hidden weapons. It never works! Suspects from the days of Upatissa Gamanayaka have tried this technique and the success rate is 0%. I have never heard of a suspect escaping after throwing a grenade while leading the police to hidden weapons. Yet these criminals continue to use this method. This is worse than a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 26 November 2021 09:26 AM

    Very convenient... before he divulges the names of parliamentarians. Now watch how this countries citizens clap at this heroic deed and give praise. It just shows the low level citizens this country has including those 69%.

    Jamis Banda Friday, 26 November 2021 09:36 AM

    WoW.. With handcuffs on..?? ...He must have been James Bond.....Dear police, whom are you Trying to fool with this age old story.... At least come up with a new method....

    Ramesh Friday, 26 November 2021 09:46 AM

    Didn't the police check the suspect when he was arrested? How could he hide a hand grenade when he got arrested? The stories cooked up by police only good enough in Sri Lanka but not in Scotland!

    RP Friday, 26 November 2021 09:49 AM

    Hand grenade, recover crime weapon, what else new? It's simply another cold blood murder by the POLICE!

    Independent Friday, 26 November 2021 09:51 AM

    He is taken fully handcuffed how come he throw a hand grenade?

    Dilshan Perera Friday, 26 November 2021 09:54 AM

    Very good.. well done.. justice served.. case closed.. now move on.. good riddance!

    Neil Friday, 26 November 2021 10:02 AM

    The question to me is which minister's name he was going to disclose.

    milhan Friday, 26 November 2021 10:44 AM

    Standard operating procedures.

    N SENA Friday, 26 November 2021 10:45 AM


    Robert Friday, 26 November 2021 12:15 PM

    Sri Lankan JAI BHIM

    Waco Friday, 26 November 2021 12:40 PM

    Take Ranil and Ravi to find out hidden weapons. Both are traitors. Robbed the Central Bank. Hi

    Jayampathi Friday, 26 November 2021 12:54 PM

    Sri Lanka needs a law. When prisoners take to show firearms they have to be accompanied by a lawyer.

    Ralaharamy Friday, 26 November 2021 12:56 PM

    Thank you Police Uncles. You saved millions of rupees in useless Police procedures, and hundreds of man-hours in courts procedures. Can we add this as a viable action/solution in fighting crime?

    Game Friday, 26 November 2021 01:52 PM

    Same old story. Madush????

    Ram Friday, 26 November 2021 02:04 PM

    Easy way of finishing several cases with one stroke. This situation must be arrested. If the suspect is hand cuffed hands to his back with feet chained the Police cannot be heard to repeat this. Further the best evidence is video evidence and why not the IG instruct Police to video record these instances like in the developed world

    Buddhist Friday, 26 November 2021 07:44 PM

    Take minister in charge of police before the international criminal court.

    VJ Friday, 26 November 2021 08:17 PM

    The police murdered the man to suppress vital information. I am sure like most contract killers, this man must have connections in high places.

    dickie bird Friday, 26 November 2021 08:31 PM

    The suspect has been reckless. Old rule is those who rule by the sword die by the sword. Its in the past. Now a days, those who rule by the gun die by the gun.

    Udeyanga Friday, 26 November 2021 08:40 PM

    Well done, destroy such underworld gangs and let the people live peacefully.

    Demuni Uduwara Saturday, 27 November 2021 07:43 AM

    This is an unlawful prototype, civil societies condemn in. We should understand this bullet might chase us, after a time. Let's protest this type of evil acts, wholly.

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