Sri Lankan national cricket team member Dhananjaya de Silva's father, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Councillor (SLPP) Ranjan de Silva allies ‘Mahathun’ (62) has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Ratmalana, Thursday evening.
He was the also the father of fmr SLPP Dehiwala-Mt Lavinia Councillor Savithra de Silva.
Initial police investigations revealed that the victim was shot at in Gnanendra Road (Sea Beach Road), Ratmalana close to his resident at around 8.30 pm.
Two other individuals who received injuries due to the shooting, were also admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital.(Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Depicts the sad state of Sri Lanka society in all walks of life. A country dominated by thugs. We have had enough of "Yahapalanaya". Bring back rule of law. This brings back memories of the Sri Lanka cricketers in the 60s., the likes of Anura Tennakoon, Mike Thesera, Bandu Polonowita, Kehel etc all from nice families.
Manel Friday, 25 May 2018 10:47 AM
This killing culture and state thuggery was started by those who operated white vans and killer gangs to attack political opponents and dissenting journalists. Unfotunat
ali Friday, 25 May 2018 01:52 PM
Manel, the killing culture and use of thugs in politics was first introduced to politics by then UNP leaders in late 70's onwards
Wise Donkey Friday, 25 May 2018 06:39 AM
We are in Trump's country,gun culture is followed to the very letter.
Redflame Friday, 25 May 2018 06:58 AM
Yesterday another shooting at Nittambuwa. Atlease can this government stop this gun culture and eradicate drugs from this society. You don't need money just command the forces to complete the task.
mnsmart Friday, 25 May 2018 08:43 AM
some people don't understand who really destroy this country and aim the gun somewhere else
cheers Friday, 25 May 2018 08:49 AM
UNP has started their old habits which they had from 1977 to 1994 and now again
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 25 May 2018 10:38 AM
Yes MR maintained a higher level than this.
Paul Anthony Friday, 25 May 2018 02:36 PM
Yes MR set a very high standard indeed....
dulan Friday, 25 May 2018 08:55 AM
In reality Sri Lanka has one of the lowest gun related murder rates in the World
Alfred Grero Friday, 25 May 2018 02:39 PM
You seem disappointed that we are one of the lowest. Man, don't we have enough on a daily basis ?
Sanjay Friday, 25 May 2018 09:15 AM
Gota is back and back with a contract murder
D. M. Jayaweera Friday, 25 May 2018 10:35 AM
Gota is only back in action with the white van.
Sach Friday, 25 May 2018 09:21 AM
There was no gun culture when Rajapaksa was there
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 25 May 2018 10:40 AM
Absolutely correct, bcos he made it the culture of the State to perpetrate criminality.
Mandy Friday, 25 May 2018 10:48 AM
No - only white van culture.
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 25 May 2018 09:37 AM
This is the repercussion of the 30 year war in the north that created State Criminality on the Tamils which is now getting equal criminality on the Sinhalese by the Sinhalese. This will never get eradicated as the system itself is State Criminalized.
Kumar Friday, 25 May 2018 10:27 AM
It seems, bullet is being used when they can not be defeated by ballot.
Dennis Reeves Friday, 25 May 2018 10:34 AM
Our deepest sympathies for the demised family. RIP
Nuvan Friday, 25 May 2018 10:50 AM
Killing of opponents and journalists was started by those who operated white vans and killer gangs.
Waco Friday, 25 May 2018 01:52 PM
My3, please appoint Field Marshall Sarath Fonseks as the Minister In Charge of Law and Order, without any further delay.
nanda Friday, 25 May 2018 03:20 PM
For what? To practice the old habit again?
seba Friday, 25 May 2018 05:53 PM
Have you forgotten the batalande culture which is making a comeback again.
Gihan Friday, 25 May 2018 07:52 PM
All those who supported drug dealers in the past by giving political patronage and political positions are responsible for these deaths.
Suneth Perera Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:18 AM
This government should take responsibility and give up the power calling an general and presidential election. They came into power to close chapter of killing people like this. This is ridiculous.
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