Police Deaths in the Line of Duty

News Item in Ceylon Today + Adaderana + themorning.lk  …with headline “Police officers killed in Dematagoda posthumously promoted”

he three police officers who died in an explosion at a housing scheme in Dematagoda yesterday (21) have been posthumously promoted on the instructions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP). Accordingly Sub-Inspector (SI) Rohana Sandun Bandara has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Inspector of Police (IP) while Police Constables (PCs) Bathiya Ratnayake Bandara and Lahiru Umesh Dulanjala have been promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant.

The three police officers, who were attached to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD), were killed while conducting a search at a suspected safe house in Dematagoda, when its occupants apparently detonated explosives to prevent arrest.

A FURTHER NOTE from A PAL in Melbourne

1 Police Sg Bhatiya Bandara Ratnayake of Ketakumbara, Kandy/married with two children
2 Poice sub  Inspector Rohana Sadun Bandara of Madapatha, Piliyandala – OIC of anti Corruption unit of Western Province /married and has a daughter and 10 months old baby
3 Poiice constable Lahiru Dulangana of Mathugama Married and has a 10 months old baby
FROM one page  article in Sunday Divaina of 28th April with the heading…Lion hearted heroic sons…Heroic song on the day the traitors made noises

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