Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Girl injured in drug traffickers' shooting in Piliyandala dies
Fri, May 19, 2017, 10:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 19, Colombo: The 11-year-old girl who was severely injured during the shootout between Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers and drug traffickers in Piliyandala on May 9 has died.

The injured child who was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital on Wednesday from the Kalubowila Hospital succumbed to her injuries this morning, Hospital sources said.

Armed gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a team of officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau on May 9th in Piliyandala when the team, on information received, arrived to bust a large drug racketeering gang in Piliyandala.

A constable was killed and four others including another police officer and two children sustained injuries in the shooting.

The girl was admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital with severe head injuries and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

The Police on Sunday (May 14) released the sketches of the two suspects seeking public's help to capture them.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lankan President meets Australian PM for discussions
-- [7 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Police and law enforcement authorities ordered to take prompt legal action against hate crimes
-- [40 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka cabinet nod to set up a 1040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
Investors and Business partners from over 20 countries to take part in 'Sri Lanka Investment Conclave'
-- [1 hour and 35 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka police blamed for inaction on attacks against Muslims
-- [1 hour and 48 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Prime Minister condoles Manchester attack
Sri Lanka Investment Forum held in Beijing
Sri Lanka PM invites business community to build an export economy
Sri Lankan president congratulates Iranian President on re-election
New security measures at Colombo International Airport

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.