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Main suspect in the Piliyandala shooting arrested
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Police has arrested a main suspect in connection with the shooting of Police Narcotics Eradication Bureau officials at Piliyandala.

Police Media Spokesman’s Office said that Mirihana Special Crimes Investigations Unit had arrested the suspect at Medirigiriya in Polonnaruwa yesterday.  

The suspect is a 27-year resident of the Darga town in Aluthgama.

He has been identified as the main suspect who rode the motorbike in which the person concerned had come to do the shooting.

Reports say that warrants had been issued against this suspect for several other legal cases.

A police officer and a small girl were killed in the shooting carried out on the Police Narcotics Eradication Bureau officials who participated in a narcotics raid held in Piliyandala on 9th May.
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