Gangster shot dead in self-defence
A hardcore underworld gangster J. L. Kumara alias Usakumara was shot
dead by police in self defence yesterday morning in Wedikanda Road,
Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunaskera said Usakumara was arrested
for several crimes.
Usakumara had told police where he hid his weapons used for crimes. A
police team had escorted Usakumara to the hideout. "Usakumara attempted
to lob a hand grenade hidden behind a toilet at the police team. Police
in self-defence shot at Usakumara," he added.