Girl injured in Piliyandala shooting dies

The 11-year-old girl of Rathnawali Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo who sustained injuries during the shootout between the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers and drug traffickers in the heart of Piliyandala town on May 9, succumbed at the Colombo National Hospital yesterday morning, Hospital sources said.

The girl was initially admitted to Intensive Care Unit of Colombo South Teaching Hospital with severe injuries to her head. A PNB officer was killed and several others were injured when these drug traffickers started firing at PNB officer.

This girl was at her father’s business place when the incident took place.

 


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