Two more underworld men killed

Text and pic by Pinsiri Ariyaratne Ratmalana Corespondent

Underworld figure Daminda Iroshan alias Army Manju (46) and one of his accomplices, Minthaka Sandaruwan (20) were shot dead on the Moratumulla-Piliyandala road yesterday morning by members of a rival gang while they were returning in a three wheeler from the Moratuwa Courts.

Army Manju's son (21) who was also in the three wheeler received serious injuries and his wife escaped unhurt.

According to police, Army Manju and three others had allegedly chopped a person called "Shammi" a resident of Molpe, Moratuwa four months ago, injuring him seriously.

The police said they believed it was a retaliatory attack.

Manju, who had been in remand prison for a few months over the killing had been released on bail.

Shammi' and his accomplices in a car and a three wheeler had chased the three wheeler in which Army Manju and others were travelling, and shot them with a repeater gun at point blank range.

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