Jul 12, 2020

3 cops interdicted over Angulana shooting

Two Police Constables and One Police Sergeant have been interdicted over last night's (11) shooting in Angulana, which had resulted in the gunning down of a trishaw driver.

The Police is to report facts to the Moratuwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday with regard to this incident and has also launched a disciplinary inquiry against the officers present at the scene.

During an inspection carried out by police at a roadblock in the Lunawa area of Angulana last night, an argument broke out between the police and a group of people who arrived in a trishaw.

The Police had opened fire at a 39-year-old man who died after being admitted to the Kalubowila hospital. The postmortem was done last night.

Amith Karunaratne, a father of four, was shot dead following a scuffle between a police officer while travelling with his son and brother in a three wheeler.

an eyewitness had described the incident as follows :

via ytCropper