Drug lord Dadallage Manju, also known as D. Manju, was killed in a shootout with the Police Special Task Force (STF) yesterday (23) afternoon.
The STF had arrived in the Wattala, Hekitta area, upon receiving an anonymous tip regarding a suspicious vehicle. When trying to stop and investigate the vehicle, a person had shot at the STF officers. In the shootout that followed Manju, the drug smuggler, had been killed. Two others who were in the van were arrested.
The body of the drug lord was placed in the Ragama Hospital mortuary. Further investigations are being conducted by the Wattala Police.