Two individuals have sustained injuries in a gun battle that broke out in Negombo between officers of the Police Special Task Force and a group of individuals travelling in a vehicle with a stock of firearms.
The Police Media Unit said the STF conducted a raid based on a tip off that the group of individuals were on the course to commit a crime.
Accordingly two suspects and the van used for transportation have been taken into police custody.
Two T-6 firearms were found in the van during the incident. Investigations are currently underway.