Police officer shot in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 July 2005, 08:12 GMT]
Mr.Ranjit Lokkuhettige, Officer in Charge of the Tampalakamam police post was injured when an unidentified person shot at him Thursday morning around 8:45 a.m. when he was returning to his station in motorbike after physical training. The attack took place at Pokkuruni, a suburb in Tampalakamam village, which is located along Trincomalee-Kandy highway about 24 km off southwest of east port town, police said.

Mr.Lokkuhettige who is a Sub Inspector was first admitted to the Kantalai district hospital and later transferred to Dambulla general hospital, police said.

Security personnel immediately cordoned off the area where the attack took place and conducted search operation to apprehend the attacker, police sources said.


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