The police have launched an investigation into the killing of an 82-year-old woman and her 40-year-old Daughter-in-law in Nawimana North, Thunbodhiya area at Matara, this afternoon.
The two women were found killed in their own house in Matara when the husband of the Daughter-in -law was not in the house. Police said the Daughter-in-law was pregnant and also a mother of two.
Investigations so far had revealed that the electricity had been disconnected before the crime was committed, while the two children were in the house.
Police said the suspects have been identified and the crime motive was yet to be known.
Matara Police is conducting further investigations. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)