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Friday, 23 February 2018 - 14:58
Updated: Underworld figure Manju killed
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Special Task Force say that underworld figure Dadallage Manju was killed during an exchange of fire with a team of STF in Wattala.

The STF team had gone to Heikitta, Wattala for a drug raid and it had led to an exchange of fire.

The STF said that a group of STF members have attempted to check a van in Hekitta following a tip-off.
 
Then the occupants of the van had attempted to open fire at the STF team.
 
The STF had retaliated in which Manju was killed.
 
A spokesperson from the STF said that two other occupants of the van were arrested.

Meanwhile, the body was Manju was taken to Ragama Teaching Hospital.

Wattala Police are investigating the incident.

Manju's mother and several other relatives visited the location where the shooting took place.





Police said when the van was checked following the incident, they found a 9mm pistol.

The 2 suspects aged 28 and 50 are residents of Wattala and Matale.



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