A 68-year-old British man and another person were injured when two men who arrived by a motorcycle opened fire at them at Induruwa, Athuruwella in Kosgoda last evening, police said.
Police said the gunmen had fired at the victims while they were travelling in a car.
They were admitted to the Nagoda Hospital.
The victims were identified as Mohamed Ismail a Britisher and Saman Perera a resident of Athuruwella.
According to Kosgoda Police records, Saman Perera has been identified as a suspect in several murder cases.
Police said that the British national had engaged in business activities with the injured Sri Lankan.
Suspects were yet to be arrested and the Kosgoda Police is conducting further investigations. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Video by Anuradha Priyadarshana
kandyan Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:11 AM
just another day in the south.
sunny Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:15 AM
Law n order going for a ride. Sad Sri Lanka
Jaffna Tamil Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:57 AM
This has always been the case in the South, how you expect the Northerners to live with the Southerners.
Lal Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:22 PM
Law and order never existed in the Southern province. Htota mayor himself was running around with guns
Jaffna Sinhalese Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:04 PM
Jaffna Tamil, bro are you two months old or have you lost your memory?
lankan Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:45 PM
good news for the already dying tourism.
Leo Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:22 PM
Everyone is chasing after money, incompetent government cant deliver prosperity. End result is corruption and crimes.
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