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Monday, 23 October 2017 - 20:28
Divulapitiya clash: one dead and 7 suspects including UNP Provincial Councillor arrested
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One person was killed and another person injured when a gang of robbers and STF exchanged fire at Henpitagedara on Ballapana - Dunagaha road in Divulapitiya this afternoon (23).

STF also arrested 7 robbers who were travelling by a van.

Police said UNP Western Provincial Councillor Randeer Rodrigo was also among the suspects.

On a tip-off received by the STF, the STF team has tried to check this van and the robbers inside the van had opened fire at the STF personnel.

35-year old Navalage Kushan Takshila Corey died when STF retaliated.

Another suspect, 31-year old Suranga Dilshan of Alupota in Minuwangoda who received injuries has been transferred from Minuwangoda hospital to Gampaha hospital.

STF personnel discovered two pistols, a hand grenade and a toy pistol from inside the van used by the suspects.

A senior STF officer stated that several accomplices of an area gangster, Makilangamuwe Sanjeewa were also among the arrested.
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