An official attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was killed and two officials injured when an armed gang arrived on motorcycles fired at them while they were conducting a raid at the Piliyandala junction at about 8.00 pm, police said.
An 8-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and another man who were at the vicinity of the incident were also injured and they were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital. While a 11-year-old girl was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital as she unconscious with head injuries.
They said Police Constable Abeywickrama was dead on admission to the Piliyandala Hospital while IP Rangajeewa and PC Chaminda attached to the PNB were admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital.
IP Rangajeewa was later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. (Ajith Siriwardana)