Gunman kills two in Ambalangoda hotel

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The shooting in Ambalangoda on 21 August was carried out in response to another murder in the area, Police said yesterday (22).

Two people were killed on 21 August when a gunman opened fire in a roof top pub at a local hotel.

A 32-year-old boat owner and a 33-year-old hotel employee were killed in the shooting.

Two other men in their thirties were also injured and taken to Balapitiya Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile Police investigations revealed that the four men were having a drink at the pub and a man armed with a T-56 assault rifle wearing a full-face helmet had stormed into the premises and opened fire.

One man died instantly and the other died upon admission to hospital.

By Sahan Tennekoon