Wife of suspect in Matara shooting arrested with a revolver

The wife of a suspect involved in the recent Matara shooting incident has been arrested with a revolver and live ammunition.

The Police said that the wife of ‘Habarakada Wasantha’ was arrested when her house was searched by the Police Special Task Force (STF) in Homagama.

Habarakada Wasantha who is evading arrest is wanted over the shooting incident in which a policeman was killed.

The recent shooting incident took place when armed men attempted to rob a jewellery shop in the Matara town.

The Police and gunmen exchanged gun fire during the incident resulting in a policemen been killed.

Four suspects were arrested over the incident but the main suspect, identified as Chamara Indrajith Jayasundara, was shot dead by the Police after being arrested.

The Police had alleged the main suspect had attempted to throw a grenade at the Police resulting in him being shot dead.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that a portion of the jewellery stolen during the armed robbery had been recovered. (Colombo Gazette)

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