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special investigation unit of the Police has been deployed to Narammala, following the tragic death of a lorry driver during an encounter with police officers on Thursday (18).
The incident, involving the alleged accidental discharge of a firearm carried by a Sub-Inspector, has sparked concern.
Acting Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Tennakoon confirmed the appointment of the investigation team, headed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, who immediately visited the scene late on Thursday (18) night.
Tennakoon assured swift action, stating, "Stern action will be taken against those responsible, following a thorough investigation."
The incident unfolded when two plainclothes Police officers in Narammala attempted to pull over a small lorry.
The driver, however, reportedly ignored their instructions, prompting the officers to pursue him on a motorcycle.