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Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 12:41
Police probe widened following 'Hekitta' case
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The two suspects who were arrested by Special Task Force following a shoot-out in Hekitta, Wattala last afternoon were handed over to Police Organized Crime Division for further investigations.

A high-ranked officer of the Division said that two suspects, aged 50 and 28, residents of Wattala and Matale will be produced before the court today (Feb. 24).

Underworld figure and wanted drug dealer Dadallage Manju was killed during a shootout.

Manju who was 31-year-old was a resident of Peliyagoda.

The victim was alleged to have opened fire at the STF team when they attempted to search a suspicious van in Hekitta, Wattala following a tip-off.

The STF said Manju was killed in retaliatory fire.

Later, Police recovered a 9mm pistol and a magazine from the van.

The van was allegedly owned by one of the suspects arrested by STF following the incident.


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