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Sunday, 26 July 2015 - 17:17
Update : Motor vehicle in which assailants came to shoot Tangalle Ukkuwa found at Hungama: Main suspect identified
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The vehicle in which the suspects arrived to kill underworld gangster Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa was found yesterday in Mathara – Hungama area.

Police stated that the vehicle was found following a tip off.

Indika Prasanna, alias Ukkuva, died in a shooting that occurred day before yesterday when he was returning from Tangalle police, after appearing there on a court order.

Another two of Ukkuwa’s accomplices were also injured in the shooting, and they are receiving treatment at hospital.

Meanwhile, another accomplice of Ukkuwa, who said to be present at the shooting, made a statement to the media yesterday.

The person introduced himself as the brother of Ukkuwa told the media that he was riding Ukkuwa in a three-wheeler when it was shot at.

Police media spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the main suspect has been identified by now.

He further stated that investigations are underway to arrest the suspect.





Update : Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 8:05
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The brother who fled when Ukkuwa was shot talks to media

The post mortem of the death of an underworld gangster, Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuva, who was murdered yesterday at Pallikudawa in Tangalle, was held at Matara hospital today.

The post mortem was held before Matara Additional magistrate Ranjith Jayantha.

Indika Prasanna, alias Ukkuva, died in a shooting that occurred yesterday when he was returning from Tangalle police, after appearing there on a court order.

Another two of Ukkuwa’s accomplices were also injured in the shooting, and they are receiving treatment at hospital.

Hospital sources stated that the condition of the two is not serious.

Meanwhile, another accomplice of Ukkuwa, who said to be present at the shooting, made a statement to the media today.

The person introduced himself as the brother of Ukkuwa told the media that he was riding Ukkuwa in a three-wheeler when it was shot at.

He said that he fled the scene of shooting and hid from the assailants.




Update : Monday, 27 July 2015 - 19:25
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Further investigations with regard to ' UKKUWA's

Police Media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera says that police search operations are underway in search of the person suspected of killing Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa.

It has been revealed that the underworld gangster - Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa - was killed while he was returning from the Tangalle police yesterday.

The court had ordered him to report to the Tangalle Police every Sunday and give a statement, in connection with several charges made against him.

The Police Media spokesman’s office stated that the deceased Nilooka Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa is accused of many crimes including murders committed in several areas.

Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that a suspect has been identified in connection with yesterday’s shooting incident, while an investigation is currently underway to arrest him.

Update : Monday, 27 July 2015 - 8:25
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Ukkuwa was killed while returning from the Police : One suspect identified

It has been revealed that the underworld gangster - Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa - was killed while he was returning from the Tangalle police today.

The court had ordered him to report to the Tangalle Police every Sunday and give a statement, in connection with several charges made against him.

An infamous underworld gangster named Jayaweera Pata-bandige Niluka Indika Prasanna alias Ukkkuwa was shot dead this morning.

According to the police, Ukkuwa who was traveling with 2 other persons in a three wheeler, was shot to death by a group of persons who arrived in a white motor vehicle.

The assailants fled the scene after committing the murder.

The 2 passengers of the three-wheeler who received injuries following the incident were admitted to the hospital.

The Police Media spokesman’s office stated that the deceased Niluka Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa is accused of many crimes including murders committed in several areas.

Ukkuwa was also accused of killing a private bus conductor at a bus halt in Tangalle on the 4th of June 2014.
 
In addition, he is also charged for another murder committed near Tangalle court.

However, Police stated that he was arrested in connection with several incidents and released on bail several months ago.

Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that a suspect has been identified in connection with today’s shooting incident, while an investigation is currently underway to arrest him.

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