Policemen arrested over shots fired at vehicle which killed youth

Two policemen have been arrested over an incident in the North last evening where shots were fired at a vehicle killing a youth.

The two policemen were produced in court and remanded till July 24.

The Police opened fire on the vehicle in Vadamarachchi East, which allegedly failed to stop at a Police check point. The 24 year old was killed in the gunfire.

According to the Police the vehicle was transporting sand without a permit. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. What will be the position if it happened in the South. Police abuses and arbitrary acts overlooked by the 1970 government is considered as the major factor in the uprising of the youth in the North in 1970’s.

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