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POSTED AT 03:59 PM 27-04-2017

Suspected cop killer shot dead in shootout with police

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A shootout in Hambantota resulted in the killing of a suspect and the injury of two police officers, according to Police sources.

Police Spokesperson, Deputy Inspector Priyantha Jayakody revealed, that the deceased was the main suspect behind the murder of a Police officer in Maspotha, Kurunegala last year.

The Central Anti-Vice Unit of Walana and the Police Special Task Force had conducted an operation in Hambantota to arrest the suspect.

Reports state, that the Police had received a tip off revealing the suspects whereabouts, whereafter Police teams proceeded to investigate the possible location when the shootout occurred.