A youth was killed in a shooting near Redbanawatte in Modara yesterday (6), increasing the number of fatal shootings reported in last four days in Sri Lanka to five.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the youth was shot dead by two unidentified persons who arrived in a three-wheeler around 5:00 p.m.
The victim was a 24-year-old resident of Aluth Mawatha, Colombo 15.
Police suspect the shooting was over a personal dispute related to drug trafficking or some other reason.
The body has been placed at the National Hospital in Colombo and further investigations are being carried out by the Modara Police.
By Tharaka Samman