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* Police fire at vehicle disregarded orders at roadblock, three injured
Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 09:59 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police had fired at a vehicle that ran through a roadblock disregarding orders to stop during the curfew at a roadblock set up at the district boundary, near the Egoda Uyana Modara new bridge.

The vehicle, plying from Moratuwa towards Panadura, has disregarded the police signal to stop at the road block at Egoda Uyana Old Road, and continued driving, according to the Police.

The police media unit said in a statement that the officers who were on duty at the road block near Modara New Bridge have been informed of the vehicle and the vehicle was ordered to stop at the roadblock. A police officer on duty at the check point had fired at the vehicle when it failed to heed the order and ran through the check point.

The officers at the road block on the other side of the new bridge at the Panadura South Police station have also signaled the vehicle to stop, but it had continued, the police said.

The car was subsequently found parked near the Base Hospital in Panadura. Three of the four passengers had sustained injuries and one of them was transferred to the National Hospital in Colombo for further treatment.

The Police have arrested the driver and the three passengers. The injured are receiving treatment under police custody.

Egoda Uyana Police is conducting further investigations into the incident, the Police Media said.


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