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Top underworld figure escapes during shootout

Investigations have revealed that Polwatte Nishantha, one of the underworld figures who fled during an STF operation in Ballapana at Divulapitiya was part of the gang responsible for the Black Maria attack close to the Kalutara prison where a criminal called ‘Samayan’ and six others were killed.


The police said he was a member of the gang led by notorious underworld figure ‘Angoda Lokka’.


When the STF fired at the members of the underworld gang during a clash with them one underworld character was killed. Seven others including a Provincial Councillor were arrested

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