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Police investigations are continuing

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By ITN News Editor December 2, 2018 18:59

Police investigations are continuing

Police investigations are continuing into the shooting to death of two police officers at Vavunathiew in Batticaloe. President Maithripala Sirisena visited the house of deceased police officer Prasanna Indika at Udagama in Galle, this morning to pay his last respect. IGP Pujith Jayasundara also paid his last respects to him. The body of other police officer Dinesh Alagaratnam is lying in state at his house at Periyanilamani in Kalmuanai. He was 28 years old at the time of him demise.

The Criminal Investigation Department is conducting further investigations into the incident. The bodies of the two police officers were found at Vavunathiev area on Batticaloe and Vavunathiev road. Preliminary investigations found that a T-56 firearm has been used for the shooting. Several T-56 bullets found at the scene of the shooting have been sent to the Government Analyst.

The two police officers were attached to the Vavunathiev Police Station. The IGP has posthumously promoted the two deceased police constables to the rank of Police Sergeant.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 2, 2018 18:59
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