Known criminal dies in shootout | Daily News


Known criminal dies in shootout

The main suspect wanted by police in connection with the Soysapura, Moratuwa restaurant attack has died in a shootout with the Police in Minuwangoda yesterday morning.

The Police Media Division said the suspect was a 50 year old temporary resident of Ballapana in Divulapitiya and is a wanted suspect involved in several killings in the Ratmalana and Moratuwa areas. The suspect had committed many crimes under various aliases.

The Kelaniya and Peliyagoda crimes divisions sleuths had received information that a suspect involved in several murders was in hiding at a house in the Ballapana area in Minuwangoda. The police had raided the location around 3 am yesterday (7) and the suspect had opened fire at officers who shot back.

The suspect had sustained injuries during the shootout and was admitted to the Divulapitiya Hospital where he had succumbed to injuries.

His body is currently kept at the Divulapitiya morgue pending the magistrate’s inquest and other investigations. Further investigations are carried out by the Peliyagoda and Kelaniya Crimes Divisions.

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