New year clashes reported from Grandpass and Sapugaskanda

New year clashes reported from Grandpass and Sapugaskanda

Written by News 1st

15 Apr, 2014 | 10:00 am

One person was killed and another was injured in a clash that took place with the use of a sharp weapon, in the Wadullawatte area in Grandpass.

Director of the Colombo National Hospital, Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that the youth who was injured in the incident died upon admission to the hospital. The other individual who was injured in the incident is currently receiving treatment in the ICU of the National Hospital.

The police stated that the cause of the incident was a clash which broke out on Monday evening. Meanwhile, six persons have been arrested by the Colombo North Crimes Division, with regard to a shootout that took place in the Pattiyawela area in Sapugaskanda.

The police stated that the suspects were arrested on a tip-off received and that further investigations are underway.

The victim in the incident had been travelling in a motorcycle while he was shot by another individual traveling on a another motor bike. The victim has been identified as a resident of Athurugiriya.

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