Sri Lanka Police says the main suspect in the double murders at Bastian Mawatha in Colombo on the 30th of May has been shot dead by police during a shootout at Bemmulla.
Police said the suspect was shot and killed during a shootout with police officers in Bemmulla, Gampaha around 4:00 AM today (July 04).
Police said the 41-year-old suspect who died identified as Vithanage Joseph and is a member of an organised criminal gang and that he is considered to be a main accomplice of a notorious underworld figure known as ‘Ganemulla Sanjeewa’.
Police said that the suspect had fled on a motorcycle when officers had attempted to arrest him and that the police had given chase.
The suspect had subsequently stopped the motorbike and begun opening fire at the Policemen with a T-56 firearm.
Police also opened fire leading to the suspects death.