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Friday, 22 June 2018 - 14:41
Matara robbery : CCTV footage
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Kosgoda Tharaka and 2 underworld members arrested while being treated at Karapitiya Hospital....

Police have widened the operations to apprehend the robbers who had broken into a jewellery shop in Matara at around 10 am today (Jun 22).
 
Police said around 10 masked men who arrived on motorcycles had entered the jewellery shop forcefully and ransacked it after threatening the staff.
 
However, after being informed through the emergency hotline, a police team arrived at the scene, which led to a gunfight.
 
Three policemen, a woman, and a bus conductor sustained injuries in the crossfire.
 
One of the policemen succumbed to his injuries at the Matara General Hospital.
 
Meanwhile, the thieves had fled the scene during the chaotic situation.
 
But police found two firearms and two motorcycles abandoned in the road.
 
Later, one of the suspects in the incident Chamara Indrajith, was captured by the police.
 
He was a resident of Veyangoda.
 
Meanwhile, sources say that three injured youths with gunshot injuries have found nearby the Karapitiya Hospital.
 
They are believed to be the members of the robber gang.
 
Police said one of the suspects was underworld member Kosgoda Tharaka.
 
The other two are also underworld members (one of them was Tharaka's brother), the Police Spokesperson said.







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