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* Kataragama returns to normalcy after officer involved in shooting arrested
Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 01:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 21, Colombo: The police said that a peaceful situation prevails in Kataragama now after a police officer who fatally shot a motorcyclist was arrested.

The police shot at the motorcyclist at around 11.00 pm yesterday when he disregarded an order to stop for inspection upon suspicious activity.

Following the shooting, a large mob attacked the police lynching stones and the police used tear gas to disperse the mob, Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The body of the 44-year-old resident of Kataragama, Nagahawewa is now being kept at the Kataragama Hospital.

The Police Officer arrested over the shooting has been remanded till January 30, by the Kataragama Magistrate's Court.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara has sent a CID team to Kataragama to investigate the shooting.

 

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