Intelligence officer shot dead in Colombo
[TamilNet, Monday, 23 June 2003, 11:07 GMT]
Head of the Colombo-Dehiwela Intelligence Unit of the Anti-Terrorism Unit Sunil Thabrew was shot dead Monday morning at 11am at the Dehiwela police barracks by an unidentified gunman, security sources in Colombo said.
Sources said the gunman followed Thabrew when he returned to his barracks after visiting the Dehiwela police station and shot him.
Police sources say the gunman took cyanide when he was caught while escaping in a three-wheeler. He is admitted to the Kalubowila hospital and medical sources said that his condition is not serious.
Police are conducting investigations.