Home guard shoots dead police sergeant in Negombo

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 September 2007, 12:20 GMT]
A police sergeant was shot dead by a home guard Saturday near a railway crossing in Negombo town in the northwestern province. Both were on patrol duty and the home guard fired at the police sergeant and fled from the area after a heated argument, police sources said.

The police sergeant identified as K.Ratnayake (35) of Kuliyapitiya died on the spot.

His body was handed over to the Negombo general hospital.


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