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Monday, 03 August 2015 - 11:23
Another victim of Kotahena shooting incident dies
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Another person admitted to ICU of the Colombo National hospital after the shooting at a group of supporters of minister Ravi Karunanayake in Kotahena died today.

Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said the deceased has been identified as 36-year old Bulathsinhala Niroshan Sampath of Grandpass.

The victim died at 3.50 early in the morning.

One woman was killed and 12 others were injured in the shooting that was carried out on a group of UNP supporters at the St. Benedict sports ground in Kotahena last Friday.

The armed gangsters had driven in a hybrid vehicle to commit the crime, and later fled the scene in the same vehicle.

Another 5 victims including a woman are still receiving treatment in Colombo National Hospital, and two among them are still being treated in the ICU.

Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the motive of the shooting is not yet revealed.

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