POSTED AT 03:59 PM 27-04-2017
Suspected cop killer shot dead in shootout with police
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.