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Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at PM's residence

  • Published at 09:54 pm April 4th, 2019
Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on at a news conference after he survived a no confidence vote in parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 4, 2018 Reuters

It was not immediately clear why the commando took his life, but police officials said an investigation was underway

An elite police commando committed suicide on Thursday by shooting himself at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's official residence in Colombo, officials said.

The Special Task Force (STF) member used his officially issued automatic assault rifle to shoot himself at the gate of the Temple Trees residence while the premier was inside the sprawling complex.

It was not immediately clear why the commando took his life, but police officials said an investigation was underway.

An opposition legislator raised Thursday's suicide in parliament during a debate on the budgets of the military and the police, but there was no immediate comment from the government.

Sri Lanka's leaders and visiting dignitaries are given protection by the Special Task Force which is specially trained for security as well as urban guerrilla warfare


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