Notorious underworld leader Tharaka Perera Wijesekara alias “Kosgoda Tharaka” has been shot dead by Police.
He was wanted for 7 murders and several robberies.
The deceased was under the custody of the Western province North Crimes division at the time of his death at the Rendapola in the Meerigama police area this morning (13).
The 34-year-old was shot dead this morning while he tried to attack the police while recovering some weapons, Ada Derana reported.
A special team has been appointed to probe into the incident, Police Media Spokesperson.
Yesterday (12), the lawyer representing Kosgoda Tharaka had written to the IGP expressing concern over his client’s security.