Underworld gang-leader among those killed in Kalutara shooting

Underworld gang-leader among those killed in Kalutara shooting

Underworld gang-leader among those killed in Kalutara shooting

Written by Tharushan Fernando

27 Feb, 2017 | 9:11 am

An attack on a Kalutara prison transport claimed the life of underworld kingpin “Samayan” also known as Aruna Udayashntha Pathirana and 5 other inmates.

The attack also claimed the life of 2 prison officials.

According to the police, 4 prison officials were injured in the shooting and 2 of them succumbed to their injuries.

The attack took place at 9am today when the prison transport was heading from the Kalutara prison to the Kaduwela court complex.

The police notes that a group of individuals obstructed the path of the bus using an SUV, stormed into the bus and carried out the shooting.

Investigations have been launched into the incident

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UPDATE:

The attack on a Kalutara prison transport claimed the life of underworld kingpin “Samayan” also known as Aruna Udayashntha Pathirana and 5 other inmates.

The attack also claimed the life of 2 prison officials …

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Police say that 7 people including Aruna Udaya-shantha Pathirana alias ”Samayan” leader of an underworld gang, have been killed in the shooting that was reported from Kalutara earlier today.

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Five people, including Aruna Udayasahnatha Pathirana alias ”Samayan’, the’ leader of an underworld gang, have been killed in a shooting that occurred in Kalutara.

Four prison officials have also been injured.

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Prisons Media Spokesperson Thushara Upuldeniya says that gunshots were fired at the bus which was transporting, Aruna Udayasahnatha Pathirana alias ”Samayan” leader of an underworld gang, to courts.

The shooting has taken place in Kalutara.

The individulas who sustained injuries during the shooting are receiving treatment.Tune into News1st for more details


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