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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 13:32
State Intelligence officer shot at in Kataragama
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The police officer who was targeted by a gunman this morning (Mar. 21) at the Kataragama bus stand is an officer attached to the State Intelligence Service.
 
Two police teams have been assigned to investigate the incident.
 
The police constable incurred injuries to his hand.
 
The victim was on his way from home in Kataragama to Tangalle Police station at the time of the shooting.
 
No suspects have been identified at this stage.
 
Meanwhile, police said that discussions are taking place with authorities in Dubai to have Makandure Madush to be arrested.
 
The suspect is believed to have been a mastermind behind several underworld crimes took place throughout the island in the past several days.
 
A senior police officer who is handling investigations told our news team that certain laws in Dubai have prevented Makandure Madush from being arrested, despite a Blue Notice being has been issued through Interpol.
 
Meanwhile, a 42-year old Sri Lankan wanted for 9 cases of manslaughter has been arrested in Andhra Pradesh in India.
 
Police investigators have identified him as Munusami who is involved in several criminal acts including the murder of two women in Tamil Nadu recently.

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