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Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 8:37
Matara robbery - Case to be informed to court
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Police that the suspects involved in the Matara robbery will be produced before courts today (Jun 23).

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the mastermind of the robbery Tharaka Perera Wijesekera alias Kosgoda Tharaka is still receiving treatment at the Karapitiya hospital ICU along with his brother.

Kosgoda Tharaka and his brother Mahesh exchanged fire with police and, the two suspects who received injuries during the shooting were hospitalized.

A police officer was killed, and four others including 2 policemen were injured in the shootout when the thieves broke into a jewellery
shop in Matara last morning.

Subsequent to a search operation, police arrested Chamara Indrajith of Maligatenna in Veyangoda.

Two motorcycles and two automatic weapons were also seized by police.

Police said it is found that 6 men had involved in the Chicago-type robbery and 4 of them were arrested.


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