SLPP Polonnaruwa District MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala died during a clash in Nittambuwa.
People were seen attacking a vehicle belonging to MP Athukorala. Police suspect the death was a suicide.
CCTV footage shows Athukorale and his driver fleeing the scene after an angry mob started attacking them in Nittambuwa while they were returning from the pro-Mahinda protest held in Colombo.
According to reports, the MP and his driver cum bodyguard had first opened fire at protesters and later shot himself with his pistol while the driver had strangled himself.
According to reports, the mob then attacked and overturned the MP’s car in the middle of the city. Six people were injured in the incident and three were admitted to Wathupitiwala Hospital with gunshot wounds, according to hospital sources. A 27-year-old man who was in critical condition had later succumbed to his injuries.