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* 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.


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