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One dead, another injured in shootout outside Balapitiya Court

16 February 2016 12:14 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


One individual was killed and another hospitalized when an unidentified gunman shot at them outside the Balapitiya Magistrate Court a short while ago, Police said.

Police said the victims were admitted to the Balapitiya Hospital and one individual had succumbed to his injuries upon admission.  

Both individuals, witnesses to a case being heard at the court today, had stepped outside for a cup of tea when the incident occurred. (Janath De Silva)

Pix by Hemantha de Silva

  Comments - 4

  • Eds Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:20 PM

    This is becomming worse than bogota or puerto rico!What is the government doing ? Nothing but witch hunts!

    onlooker Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:29 PM

    Credit to yahapalana for allowing under world characters to come back to sri lanka, chased away by Gota.

    sinhabahu Tuesday, 16 February 2016 01:45 PM

    Our whole country has become like a western movie daily.what a shame! We need the capital punishment soon.

    Sam Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:07 PM

    It is a western movie now.

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