The suspect connected to the attempted assassination in Ahungalle on Wednesday (12) was killed in a Police STF fire on Thursday (13) evening.
Sri Lanka Police said a shooting took place close to a sports ground in Ahungalle.
Ahungalle Attempted Assassination:
It was just after 12 noon on Wednesday (12) when a man in a car opened fire at a three-wheeler driver at the Ahungalle Three-Wheeler Park using a T-56 Assault Rifle.
The target of the shooting had scuffled with the shooter before the shooter made a getaway.
The man who was injured in the shooting was admitted to the Balapitiya Base Hospital, and he was identified as a 45-year-old male from Gal Vehera in Ahungalle.
Sri Lanka Police said officers recovered seven T-56 Assault Rifle bullet casings from the crime scene.
According to Police Records since the 31st of May 2022, a total of 32 people were gunned down and 15 people were injured in shooting incidents among criminal gangsters in the Western and Southern provinces of Sri Lanka.
This figure excludes the gangster killed on Thursday (13)