The remaining three members of the gang that robbed a pawning shop in Warakapola and killed three Police Officers, have died due to Police fire.
The person suspected to be the leader of the gang has died when the Police retaliated as he attempted to lob a hand-grenade at the Police from a jungle in Wewala-Alawwa. It has been revealed that he has deserted the Police Force. Two members of the gang died this evening during an exchange of fire between the Police and the gang at Udawalpola-kanda in Ambepussa. One is found to be a resident of Kaluaggala and the other is identified as an Army deserter from Kandy. The Warakapola Police said that investigations are being continued to arrest another suspect.