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Monday, December 6, 2021

A powerful underworld figure killed in a shootout with police

Hewa Lunuge Lasantha alias Tinker Lasantha, who was allegedly involved in a number of murders and crimes, was shot dead by police in Diyagama, Kalutara North, police said.

The main suspect in the Dickwella massacre, Lasantha, is a resident of Matara and is involved in 13 crimes, including murder. He turned his shotgun on himself when apprehended by a police officer on the porch of the house where the shootings took place, police said.

It is said that he was killed in a shootout with the police. It is reported that two police officers were also injured.

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