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Monday, 23 October 2017 - 20:52
100 live ammunition found from UNP Provincial Councillor's home
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Police have found 100 live ammunition from the house of the UNP Provincial Councillor, Randeer Rodrigo who was arrested along with an armed gang in Divulapitiya by the STF today (23).

Police have also arrested the wife of the UNP Provincial Councillor in suspicion.

One person was killed and another person injured when a gang of armed 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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