Four shot dead in one day


A 30-year-old person had been killed in a shooting, inside a house at Silva Mawatha in Ratmalana, on Wednesday night (27). This was the fourth death caused by shooting on Wednesday (27).

According to the Police, two unidentified men, who entered the victim’s home, had opened fire at him.

The victim who suffered critical gunshot wounds succumbed to injuries on admission to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila.

He was a three-wheeler driver by profession.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that the gunmen had used a T-56 firearm.

The Mount Lavinia Police is conducting investigations.

Meanwhile, gangster Saman Rohitha alias ‘Pas Podda’ died after being injured in a shooting that was reported from in front of the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (27).

Unidentified gunmen who had arrived in a vehicle had opened fire at ‘Pas Podda’ and three others who had appeared before the Court over a case. 

Another two individuals were killed in a shooting that was reported in the Galagodaarea in Ambalangoda on Wednesday (27).

BY Sahan Tennekoon