Three persons were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Wellampitiya area last night, Police said.
A group of men had arrived in a three wheeler and opened fire at an individual inside a house. Subsequently, the gang shot at two others in a house few blocks away and fled the scene,” eyewitnesses said.
There was a heavy rain during the incident.
The Police said that the victims succumbed to their injuries on admission to the Colombo National hospital.
The deceased had been identified as P.D. Shalitha (24) Tharindu Dilshan (19) and Mohamed Rizvi (55).
Shalitha was a father of one child, and Mohamed Rizvi, was a father of four children. Tharindu Dilshan is the son-in-law of Mohamed Rizvi.
Sources revealed that Shalitha is married to a niece of infamous underworld character 'Prince Collom'
The relatives said that these killings were due to personal rivalry.
A team of Wellampitiya Police had visited the scene following a phone call to the 119. Investigations have been launched to arrest the suspects.
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Ryan Wednesday, 10 February 2016 08:27
It is natural under UNP regime. We remember Gonawala sunil of Ranil wickramasinghe, Sotthi Upali of R Premadasa, Malu Nihal of Srisena Cooray, Kalu Lucky of J R Jayawardene, Army Sampath of Ravi karunanayaka, and list goes on and on
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Premalal Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:20
The Rajapaksas took them all to the local government and parliament.
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saman Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:05
In the 80s, first came the unidentified gunmen. Then came white vans, private armies, burnt bodies on tyres and torture centres. This is just the beginning people! Enjoy yahapaalanaya under UNP!
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Shelley. Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:33
Ryanyou are totally blind since January last year. The country is now under M.S. Who is a committed S.L.F.Per. via DM Android App
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