( February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Seven persons were killed in a shootout between prison guards and unidentified gunmen in Kalutara this morning.
A Black Maria transporting prisoners from the Kalutara Prison to the Kalutara Magistrates Courts premises came under attack when unidentified gunmen shot at it.
Underworld leader ‘Samayan’ was among those killed. A prison officer also lost his life in the incident.
The injured were rushed to the Nagoda Hospital.