Underworld gangster ‘Ukkuwa’ shot dead

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:26 GMT, Jul 26, 2015 |

A 38-year-old underworld gangster Indika Nilusha alias “Ukkuwa” was killed and two others were injured in a shooting incident at Tangalle this morning, Police said.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the three gangsters earlier arrested in connection with a killing and had been granted bail last month. He said they were on their way back in a three wheeler after reporting to the Tangalle Police when some unidentified men who had arrived in a car had fired at them at Pallikudah in Tangalle.

ASP Gunasekara said the injured were admitted to the Tangalle Hospital and the Police are investigating.