Two shootings in Gampaha and Ahungalle


A businessman was killed in a shooting incident in Makewita, Gampaha today (24).

The victim has been identified as a 34-year-old resident of Gampaha and the owner of a hardware.

The Police said that he was shot in front of the hardware by two unidentified individuals on a motorcycle.

The victim was severely injured in the shooting and had succumbed to his injuries upon admission to the Gampaha hospital. Motives for the murder have not been revealed yet.

Gampaha Police are conducting investigations to apprehend the suspects.

Meanwhile, another person was shot by two unidentified individuals in Katuwila earlier today.

The victim, identified as a 42-year-old resident of Mitiyagoda, Ahungalle, was rushed to the Balapitiya Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment for gun shot wounds.

According to the Police, the suspects had ridden in a motorcycle, shot the victim and fled the scene.

Ahungalle Police are carrying out investigations to arrest the suspects.