A prominent underworld drug-leader Mohammed Azmir alias 'Mamazmi', was shot dead last night at Borella, police said.
Initial report revealed that the suspect was arrested by the Special Task Force personnel with a weapon and some grenades in his possession during a raid in Maligawatta last night.
While the suspect was taking in a jeep, he had tried to attack an STF officer in the jeep forcing the STF personnel to fire in defence, a senior police official said.
The injured STF officer was admitted to the hospital.
Mamazmi was wanted in connection with several criminal cases, including murders, selling drugs etc.
Comments - 37
Cobra Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:46 AM
Must have been a potential whistle blower!!!
raj Friday, 05 July 2013 04:32 AM
It can be you too.
Fayad Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:08 AM
Extra judicial killing is not acceptable in a democratic country Why not bring the death sentence back.
galleguy Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:15 AM
Anyway this method is better, rather than maintaining this criminals in jail wasting our tax money.
Hinganna Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:01 AM
These people never target the big Fish...only small dealers and shoot them...what a country man...!!
sach Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:04 AM
killed to protect a bigger fish?
Asanka De Silva Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:34 AM
Do you have any idea about "Mamazmi" ? and How big he is? It seems you are not lives in Colombo or else you are not In Sri Lanka.
Mamazmi was one of the brutal underworld figure in Maligawatta.
Batman Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:44 AM
Check whether its really "Mamazmi" or some innocent civilian shot dead, due to negligence....
kumar Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:49 AM
Of course it's a staged drama. But will they do same to the criminals loyal to the Government?
shan Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:16 AM
After arresting why you allow him to keep the weapons with him?
xlntgson Friday, 05 July 2013 07:08 AM
Connivance of top brass' killed!
Oppressed Muslim Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:58 AM
This is a clear racist attack on an innocent peace-loving muslim. From Myanmar to India to USA to Africa to Australia all Muslims are being oppressed. When will this oppression end?
hoodwinked Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:20 AM
How come without any " flower Vase " connection
HiFarzan Thursday, 04 July 2013 03:51 AM
Same story for the "shot to death" with small modifications...
doggydog Thursday, 04 July 2013 07:29 AM
when they come to civilization
Don Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:06 AM
why Sri Lanka Police wont use handcuffs when they arrest a suspect .
rosh Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:06 AM
What ever the explanation is, its a good shot. hats off to the brave STF personnel.
Maha Rajanani Friday, 05 July 2013 07:52 AM
God help peoples who help themselves.
Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:08 AM
Drugs (not Dennis) the menace.
lokka Thursday, 04 July 2013 07:39 AM
Oppressed Muslim. You are a racist. Not the STF guys who killed a notorious murderer. Do you know majority of the drug kingpins are Muslims.
kondebendapucheena Thursday, 04 July 2013 09:50 AM
100% agreed and they never take drugs
Top4ss Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:15 AM
Why, are you worried that it might be you next with a slightly changed story ?
meema Thursday, 04 July 2013 07:50 AM
Stop crimes which include selling drugs. trade only what is good for humans. respect people who believe in other religions. Then what you claim will stop.
Amy Friday, 05 July 2013 02:16 AM
Kill'em all. Let god sort them out!!!
king of wanathey Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:20 AM
ok we believed :P
crow Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:49 AM
ACTION : RIGHT STORY : OLD
Mohammed Niyaz Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:24 AM
Reason for killing appear to be very innocent. Mind you this is STF against one guy whether the guy is Criminal gang leader or any.. STF is really acting on Criminal Offence Secretary's good advise. Prisons are over flowing. Money is running out for feeding criminals. Get rid of all bad fruits.
Mohammed Niyaz from New Zealand
MagodisThuma Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:52 AM
No...They use Kohulanu !
Sha Thursday, 04 July 2013 07:57 AM
Very true. Good work.
Fayad Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:28 AM
This what happen when we do not a have a proper judiciary system. He tried to attack, he tried to run. he tried to throw a grenade
Ayyo Ayyo B S Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:54 AM
Hora Police !
No Hope Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:58 AM
Main reason is political interferences. We know there are lot of culprits dealing weapons, drugs in Maligawatta, Borella, Kiribathgoda Areas with the backing of political morons. Gota should concern over this matter deeply.
Citizen Jee Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:01 AM
zavahir Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:03 AM
This is the solution for reduce crimes.
Citizen Jee Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:02 AM
Prasanjit Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:04 AM
Mamazmi was a small dealer only for you... For others this is a 'big fish' !!
Andy Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:05 AM
when there are many STF personnel is that okay to shot a guy who is defenseless? than him producing at the court?
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