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Underworld gangster shot dead.

An underworld gangster has been killed in a shootout at Thalathuoya area. He has shot at the officers of Special Task Force during a raid and the officers have shot back at him.

The Special Task Force conducted the raid on an information received by them. The suspect who has been hiding in a house at Milapitiya area has shot at the STF Officers and they have retaliated.

Police said the underworld gang member had been injured and succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to the Kandy General Hospital. Police have also arrested a woman who was with him.

Police said the deceased is Kuttimuhandiramlage Dilip Rohana Rodrigo alias Dilip. Police have also found a nine millimeter pistol from the place where he was hiding.

The Kandy District Magistrate inspected the house where the underworld gang member was living in Thalathuoya area, which has been built with strong security measures.

He had been a close associate of another underworld gangster named D. Manju who was killed in a shootout in Wattala. Police said this person has directed the drug racket after the death of D. Manju.

They further said that the gangster was released on bail following a shooting of a Pradeshiya Sabha Member in Kelaniya.

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Publication:The Colombo Post (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Date:May 7, 2018
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