2 police officers on traffic duty assaulted


A gang assaulted two police officers engaged in traffic duty close to the Pittugala junction on the Kaduwela – Malabe Road.

Police media spokesman’s office said that four persons who had come in a three-wheeler carried out this assault yesterday.

The two policemen wounded in the assault were admitted to the Homagama Hospital.

The suspects attacked the 2 police officers when they attempted to stop the 3 wheeler upon suspicion.

Subsequently the trishaw was seized at a side lane and one person had fled the scene on that occasion.

Police media spokesman said that a locally manufactured firearm and several sharp weapons had been recovered from the three-wheeler.