The Ratgama Police yesterday shot dead a notorious and wanted criminal near a check point on the Panwila Road.
Acting on a tip off that a group of men were transporting weapons and ganja, the Ratgama Police lay in wait near the check point. They saw a motor cycle approaching and signaled it to stop. But it continued without heeding police orders and its the pillion rider fired at the police party. The police retaliated and the pillion rider was killed and the rider seriously injured.
The deceased was later identified as Jagath a notorious criminal
Police recovered a shot gun from one of them.