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Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 20:30
Identities of underworld members killed in Madawala revealed
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Two underworld figures were killed in a shootout with Special Task Force in Madawala, Kandy this afternoon (Jun 09).

Police Media Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, Ruwan Gunasekara says that the shootout took place at around 12.15 pm.

He said the STF set up a roadblock in Madawala area following a tip-off that a vehicle carrying underworld members is approaching the area.

The two underworld members were killed when the Police Special Task Force retaliated after the two individuals opened fire at the STF personnel.

A spokeswoman at Katugastota Hospital stated that the two individuals were already dead when they were brought to the hospital.

It has been revealed that one of the deceased was the person who operated the drug racket of underworld kingpins Makandure Madush and Angoda Lokka, in Sri Lanka and that he was also involved in collecting their ransoms.

The individual has been identified as 30-year-old Rumalsa Iresh Madushanka Nawagamuwa alias Baila, who is said to own two houses in Panagoda and Imbulgoda.

The other individual who was killed in the incident has been identified as Polwaththage Upali alias Jana who was a resident of Angoda.

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