Young girl injured in Piliyandala shooting dies

19 May 2017 - 164   - 0

Th 11-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries during the shooting incident in Piliyandala on May 9 has succumbed to her injuries. She was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Init (ICU) of the Colombo National Hospital when she succumbed to her injuries in the early hours of today. 

The victim was among several bystanders who were shot when gunmen targetted officers from the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) on a busy road in Piliyandala on the night of May 9. A PNB officer also died in the incident, while two others, including an Inspector were seriously injured. 

It later transpired that the PNB officers had been lured into an ambush. 

The 11-year-old victim who died today was among three children injured in the incident. Her younger sister and older brother also sustained injuries after being struck by bullets. 

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Cabinet approval sought for glyphosate ban removal

Proposals submitted by the Agricultural Ministry and the Plantations Industries Ministry for the re-introduction of glyphosate on the plantations w...

21 March 2018 - Views : 57

JO hands over No-Confidence Motion against PM

21 March 2018

CCEM not abolished - Rajitha

21 March 2018

President to visit Pakistan from March 22-24

21 March 2018



Features & Analysis

British School in Colombo presents 'Anything Goes'

This March, the British School in Colombo hopes to take audiences back in time to style of theatre and music that wil...

Bangladeshi Film Festival this month

The Bangladeshi community in Sri Lanka has organized Bangladesh Film Festival in Sri Lanka from March 23-25, a releas...

Grassrooted presents V Day 2018 : PatriANarchy

This April 1, Grassrooted will take  a look at how patriarchal values continue to inflict violence  in...

“Around the Pearl” annual cycling challenge is back

“Around the Pearl” is an annual cycling challenge happening over 10 days covering 1400km around the ...