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Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 18:42
Two individuals shot in Elpitiya
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Two individuals sustained injuries and were admitted to Baddegama hospital following a shooting incident in Nugethota – Elpitiya.

A spokesperson at Baddegama Hospital stated that the two persons were later transferred to Karaapitiya teaching hospital for further treatment.

Police suspect that a land dispute may have resulted in the shooting incident.  

The suspect in connection to the shooting is yet to be arrested.

Meanwhile, the Police headquarters noted that 2,241 individuals including those who have warrants issued against them, were arrested during a 4 hour operation carried out from last night until this morning, deploying 11,588 police officers.

Among those apprehended are 595 individuals who have warrants issued against them, 70 individuals wanted for other crimes and several others who were found in possession of drugs.

Police have also sought legal action against 3,647 individuals over violation of traffic rules and regulations. 
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