Hooch dealer shot in Kandana, arrested in hospital

Police shot at a car that fled without obeying orders to stop at a police barricade in the Polpithimukalana area in Kandana on Saturday night.

The police media spokesman's office said the suspect car driver had received gun shots in his leg and had fled in a three wheeler after abandoning his car on the road side to get admitted to the Ragama Hospital. Police had arrested him while he was receiving treatment there.

The suspect was said to be the main supplier of the illicit brew known as 'Kachal Fanta' among users.Kandana Police said the suspect had distributed this brew in the Gampaha area on a large scale. The suspect was the owner of an illicit liquor den on Thotupala road in Welisara.

The suspect was identified as Jayamuni Piyal Silva (52), a resident of Welisara, Ragama. 

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