A possible deadly infighting between two underworld factions under Ranale Samayan near a fuel station in Kaduwela was thwarted by the timely intervention of Kaduwela Police OIC.
IP Khan Weerasinghe who was on his way back to the Police Station after completing another duty had seen a suspicious gathering at Kaduwela junction. He had then approached the hoodlums armed with swords who had been waiting to attack their opponents.
After seeing IP Weerasinghe approaching them with his service pistol drawn, the gang tried to escape the scene in a SUV. However, the Kaduwela OIC and his team were able to arrest three armed gang members. The incident had taken place around 10:00 p.m. on Monday (15).
Police said that a search operation has been launched to find suspects who fled on motorcycles. Five grams of heroin had also been found on one of the suspects.
The suspects have been remanded until the 30 August after being produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court yesterday (16).