Exchange of fire between the STF and a group of robbers in Kurana, Negombo

Report Sujitha Sri in Sri Lanka

An exchange of fire took place between the Special Task Force and a gang of robbers this evening in the Negombo- Kurana Junction.

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara noted that two of the injured robbers were admitted to the Negombo hospital upon sustaining injuries while two others have been arrested by the STF.

The STF had received a tipoff regarding a gang of robbers travelling towards Negombo in a van.

Accordingly the STF pursued the robbers’ vehicle and foiled their escape when the suspects had open fire during their arrests.

Expressing his views to our news team, the commanding officer of the STF DIG M.R Latheef noted that the STF soldiers had also opened fire during this instance.

The two injured robbers are currently receiving treatment at the Negombo base hospital under police protection while the weapons in the van, were seized by the police.