Home / News/ Police officer killed in jewellery store heist, alleged mastermind arrested

Police officer killed in jewellery store heist, alleged mastermind arrested


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00


One of the three Policemen who were injured during a shootout with a group of robbers who attempted to break into a jewellery store in Matara has died.

During the attempted robbery this morning, the Police officers have exchanged fire with the robbers and three Policemen with gunshot wounds were admitted to Matara Hospital where one of the Policemen succumbed to his injuries.

Two civilians injured in the shootout have also been hospitalised. One of the robbers was also injured, Police said.

The Police have seized the motorcycle used by the suspects and an automatic firearm while the suspects have fled the area. It is not known how many suspects were involved in the robbery. During a special search operation conducted following the incident today, the Police have arrested the mastermind of the robbery, an individual named Kamakanamage Chamara Indrajith.

According to the Matara Police, several police teams have been deployed to arrest the robbers. (Colombopage)


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Ghosn’s ‘magic’ uncovered!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Another iconic global business leader has been exposed. Greed, both personal and corporate, it seems is the root cause. This mirrors the conduct of many political leaders around the world. Is it time to have much greater checks on CEOs, may be power-


JVP and minorities: Towards a third way

Thursday, 22 November 2018

As Sri Lanka moves toward a political show down between the UNP and SLFP/SLPP traditional political rivals, there is a third force with great potential strength emerging as a decider in any final outcome, provided that force remains united. By this


Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav


Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every


Columnists More