July 19 (Island) An alleged drug dealer in Mount Lavinia was killed in a shoot out with officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau during a raid at Huludagoda Road last night.
Police spokesman SP Buddhika Siriwardana told The Island that the PNB officers had raided the house on a tip-off and when they asked him to surrender after covering the house, he had fired at them.
In the confrontation with the police the alleged suspect had died on the spot. The police had recovered a repeater and a pistol near the suspect after he was gunned down, he said.
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