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Monday, 22 January 2018 - 9:16
STF security continues in Kataragama
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Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera says Special Task Force personnel are continuing to strengthen security in Kataragama due to prevailing tense situation there.
 
The residents of Kataragama are staging demonstrations in front of the Kataragama Police Station after the death of a 25-year-old father of one was killed in police shooting two days ago.
 
45 males and 13 females arrested after they behaved in an unruly manner damaging the public property.
 
Later they were released on strict bail conditions after being produced before the Tissamaharama Magistrate yesterday (Jan. 21).
 
It was revealed that a police constable who was patrolling the city with a CDF personnel had opened fire at a motorcyclist after he attempted to speed away disregarding a signal to stop.
 
The motorcyclist was travelling from Kataragama towards Wadahitikanda when he was shot at around 11 pm on Saturday. 
 
The motorcyclist who was admitted to Kataragama Hospital in critical condition succumbed to his injuries.
 
The pillion rider also sustained injuries as the motorbike toppled over.
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