Thursday, 09 July 2015 - 13:32
Police shoot 3 wheeler which disregarded police orders: Alpitiya - Colombo bus operators on Strike
The private bus operators on Colombo Elpitiya route have launched a strike this morning against police shooting at a bus driver in the Elpitiya bus stand yesterday.
It is reported that 21 bus operators have joined the strike.
Police shot at a three wheeler which proceeded without stopping to police signals at Elpitiya bus stand last afternoon.
The 37-year old victim, H.L.C. Ruwanmal is a resident of Ganegoda in Elpitiya, and currently receiving treatment at Karapitiya Teaching hospital.
Our correspondent stated that Ruwanmal, a private bus driver, travels to his workstation by his three wheeler.
Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that police have shot the three wheel driver as he attempted to grab the firearm from the policeman.