An underworld leader, Chinthaka Wasantha, known as Ketayam Chinthaka, who is the main suspect in the killing of a policeman and his wife in Kamburupitiya was shot dead during a confrontation with Special Task Force personnel in Nigala last night, police said.
Two STF personnel were hospitalized due to injuries during the confrontation.
Earlier one of the main suspects in the killing of a police constable and his wife was shot dead when caught in a cross fire at Massmulla, Kamburupitiya. Later two other suspects drowned after jumping into the Denagama river, while they were trying to escape from the police custody.
A Police constable and his wife were hacked to death last Saturday night in Kambrupitiya where their two-year-old son injured in the tragedy.
(Courtesy: Daily Mirror)