Police foil bank robbery, one killed in shoot-out
Police foiled a bank robbery at the heart of
Thalangama town yesterday morning, while killing a member of a
robber gang during a shoot-out, Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith
Rohana said. He said three men had come to rob the Battaramulla
branch of a state bank in Thalangama and hurled grenades at the
police personnel who arrived at the scene.
Navy nabs boatload of illegal immigrants
The Navy arrested 53 illegal immigrants on
Tuesday while attempting to flee to Australia. Of them, 47 were Sri
Lankans and the other two Indians. The other four were the crew of
the trawler. Police said the Navy arrested the immigrants in the
seas 60 miles off Hambantota in a trawler.