Two killed in drive-by shootings


A person was shot on Vivekananda Road in the Coastal Police Area, Colombo on 30 July.

The victim died on admission to the Colombo National Hospital. The deceased has been identified as a 51-year resident of Vivekananda Road, Kotahena.

Police said that two unknown persons on motorcycle had shot the man and fled the scene.

The reason behind the shooting has not yet been revealed and the Coastal Police is conducting further investigations to arrest the suspects.

Meanwhile, an unknown individual in a car opened fire at a person leaving the Gampaha Court on 27 July. Three other people were injured in the drive-by shooting and were rushed to the Gampaha Hospital with serious injuries. One of them succumbed to serious injuries on 30 July. The victim has been identified as a 54-year-old resident of Kotugoda.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi