Leading gangster Dileepa killed in a shootout with STF

Gun shooting

A leading underworld gangster Dilip Rohana Rodrigo alias Dileepa was killed in a shootout with the Special Task Force (STF) personnel at Mailapitiya in Kandy yesterday.

Dileepa, who is a member of an organized criminal gang, is also a known accomplice of ‘D. Manju’.

Dadallage Manju alias D. Manju, a prominent underworld figure and drug kingpin, was also killed in a shootout with the STF on February 23.

Police received a tip off about the suspect who has been named as a wanted suspect by the Organized Crime Unit and the STF over several organized crimes.