An individual was shot dead in Peliyagoda, Police said. The shooting took place near Gurukula College on 14 September night.
According to Police, two unidentified persons arrived on a motorcycle, opened fire, and fled the scene. The victim was rushed to the Colombo National Hospital, but was pronounced dead on admission.
Police recovered two 9 mm bullet shells, one live and one empty, from the crime scene. The deceased is yet to be identified and the motive for the killing is still unclear.
Peliyagoda Police are conducting further investigations.
By Aloka Kasturiarachchi