Motor vehicle in which assailants came to shoot Tangalle Ukkuwa found at Hungama


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The vehicle in which the suspects arrived to kill underworld gangster Indika Prasanna alias Ukkuwa was found yesterday in Mathara – Hungama area.

Police stated that the vehicle was found following a tip off.

Indika Prasanna, alias Ukkuva, died in a shooting that occurred day before yesterday when he was returning from Tangalle police, after appearing there on a court order.

Another two of Ukkuwa’s accomplices were also injured in the shooting, and they are receiving treatment at hospital. 

Meanwhile, another accomplice of Ukkuwa, who said to be present at the shooting, made a statement to the media yesterday. 

The person introduced himself as the brother of Ukkuwa told the media that he was riding Ukkuwa in a three-wheeler when it was shot at. 

Police media spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the main suspect has been identified by now.

He further stated that investigations are underway to arrest the suspect.

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