Sugath Nishantha, from Dalupota-Negombo who fought against the Negombo Police in the courts was shot dead by unidentified gunman when He was waiting In His lorry on the main road Chilaw- Negombo at about 1000am on 20th September. His 12 year old son was also with him when He was shot dead.
Sugath Nishantha , who was having several cases against some Police officers- Negombo including SSP and the HQI did not give up even after his whole family was beaten up and threatned by the Police officers.
It began when He made a complain against the OIC ( Officer In Charge ) of Kochchikade Police station about selling a lorry to him with forged documents and the officer was interdicted . While the case was proceeding in the Magistrate courts the accused met a natural death.
Then the Trafic OIC Negombo demanding a bribe of 10000 Rs from Sugath to settle a case was caught by the bribery and has filed action against that officer in the high cout Colombo. Sugath and His wife are the main witnesses in that case.