Murder suspect killed in shootout with police

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 9:21 AM Nov 26 2021
Local Murder suspect killed in shootout with police

The main suspect in the murder of drug  trafficker Amila Prasanna alias ‘Sunshine Sudda’ was killed in  a shootout with the police this morning (26) in Kalutara.

Hewalunuwilage Lasantha alias ‘Tinker Lasantha’ was a man wanted in connection with several other crimes as well.

Following a tip-off, the Kalutara anti-corruption unit overpowered  him while hiding in an abandoned house at Diyagama.

Police then accompanied Lasantha to find hidden weapons, when he had reportedly opened fire at the team of police officers, injuring two.

He was killed when the police returned fire.

Underworld figure ‘Sunshine Sudda’, aged 31,  was gunned down while travelling in a vehicle at Kotawila in Matara in September.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 9:21 AM Nov 26 2021

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