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Monday, May 27, 2024

Air Force Corporal killed in shootout with police

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A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Corporal attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force Rugby pool, was killed in a shooting by the police and Special Task Force (STF) at Angamuwa in Padukka today (08) morning.

Police Spokesperson DIG & Attorney-at-Law Nihal Thalduwa said that it is believed the deceased was the shooter involved in the double murder in Moragahahera on Sunday (7) afternoon.

It is reported that he had ignored an order to stop at a checkpoint during a Police-STF operation this morning.

The victim was riding a motorcycle at the time of the incident.

The Police Spokesperson said that when they attempted to inspect the motorcyclist, he had opened fire at the police officers.

Subsequently, when the police returned fire, the motorcyclist had sustained injuries and had died on admission to the Padukka Hospital.

Meanwhile, SLAF spokesman Group Captain Dushan Wijesinghe said that the SLAF Commander has initiated an inquiry into the incident.

SLAF spokesman also stated that Preliminary findings point to an exchange of fire between the SLAF Corporal (volunteer) and the police officers who were at the check point.

According to the information of Police, the injured Corporal who was off duty, had succumbed to his injuries once hospitalised.

The SLAF spokesman said that the Sri Lanka Air Force takes any involvement of its personnel in criminal activity seriously and will work closely with law enforcement agencies to investigate the incident.


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