Three more crime suspects held

Officers of the Organised Crimes Division arrested three more suspects involved in crimes on Monday. This is in connection with the shootout where a suspected underworld gang member was shot and critically injured in Oruwala, Athurugiriya.

Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said Organised Crime Division officers had been shot at when they had gone to arrest an underworld gang member, which led to police opening fire in return.

This incident occurred near Steel Corporation grounds and the officers of the organized crimes unit had gone there on a tip-off that a group was arriving at that location to extort money. One of the suspects had opened fire at the police and police had shot at the suspects injuring Ranasinghe Arachchige Asitha alias Banda said to be an accomplice of Makandure Madush and Angoda Lokka.

The two suspects have been identified as Uduwanage Shamila Deshapriya (40) from Prasannapura Homagama and Ruwanpurage Nalin Gunaratne alias Nariya (40). Police arrested another suspect Gingtota Liyana Badalge Dinesh Ranjana Premalal (29).

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