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Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 21:54
Brave policeman who fought with robbers laid to rest
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The funeral of the police sergeant Suranga Pradeep Weerasingha who was killed while trying to arrest a group of robbers in Matara was held at the Matara public cemetery this evening (Jun 24).
 
Shops in Matara were closed for two hours in respect of the policeman who lost his life.
 
Meanwhile, 2 suspects who were shot by police and was receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital were transferred to the Angunukolapalassa prison.
 
One more suspect is receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital under police protection.
 
Meanwhile, Minister Mangala Samaraweera has made a critical statement over the death of a suspect involved in the recent robbery in Matara.
 
The Minister stated that a suspect being died in police custody will not make up for the loss of the Police Constable’s life.
 
He also said that this does not fall in line with good governance.
 
The Chairman of the Office of Missing Persons President Counsel Saliya Peiris had also said that an independent investigation should be carried out into deaths of suspects while in police custody. 


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