Police Special Task Force personnel exchanged fire with a group of suspects on the evening of Saturday, August 12,. The incident took place in the Kurana Junction, Negombo.
The STF unit searched two vans at the junction following a tip-off that the group was in preparation to commit a crime.
During the search one suspect had opened fire at the unit from inside the van, said police.
Two suspects have been injured in the retaliatory fire by STF and another two have been arrested.The arrested suspects have been handed over to the Negombo Police.
Police say that two T-56 assault rifles and a pistol were taken into custody in the incident.The Police has launched further investigations into the incident.