Kurunegala suspect who killed himself was a contract killer: Police

Kurunegala suspect who killed himself was a contract killer: Police

Kurunegala suspect who killed himself was a contract killer: Police

Written by Tharushan Fernando

21 Apr, 2016 | 1:22 pm

The police say that the individual who committed suicide by shooting himself at a house in the Kubukgate area in Gokarella, Kurunegala, was a criminal connected to six murders.

Police added that a number of warrants have been issued on the suspect. They went on to note that information has come to light that the suspect was a contract killer.

Based on a tip-off received that the suspect was in the Gokarella area on Wednesday night, a Police Unit was dispatched to the area to arrest the suspect in connection to a number of murders in Negombo.

Thereby, Police jointly with the Police Special Task Force surrounded the house the suspect was seeking refuge in Wednesday night.

Police added that when  officers attempted to inspect the house, the suspect had shot himself in the head.The suspect who goes by the name ‘Podi Sagara’ was a 40-year-old resident of Maaduwa, Negombo.

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