Two killed in shooting incidents


One person died while another sustained injuries, following a shooting incident inside a restaurant in Ahangama.

A 40-year-old resident of Midigama died after being shot on 4 August. The other person, who was injured, was admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital.

He was identified as a 19-year-old.

The cause of the shooting and the perpetrators were not known at the time of going to press. The Ahangama Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, an individual died in a shooting, in the Lunugamwehera area, due to a family dispute on 4 August. The Police said that the suspect had fled the scene after the killing. The deceased was a 34-year-old. The Lunugamwehera Police are conducting investigations.

Nearly 25 shooting incidents have been reported in Sri Lanka from 30 May to date.

Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said investigations have revealed that organised criminals, involved in the drug business, are behind most of the shootings. 

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi