The police identified the 47-year old person shot dead at Gothami Road in Wellampitiya last night as Muttusami Perumal alias Chandra, a resident of Bandaranayake Place at Hunupitiya in Wattala.
This information was revealed after the victim’s daughter Perumal Dinusha identified the body of the victim today at the Colombo National Hospital.
The victim was hospitalized after the shooting at 10 o’clock last night, and died later.
Police also stated that a nine millimeter bullet was found from the crime scene.
Meanwhile two persons arriving at the crime scene in a trishaw was recorded on a CCTV installed at a nearby building.
Police believe that the victim was also brought in the same trishaw before he was shot.
Police Media Spokesman’s office stated that investigations have already been initiated to arrest the gunmen.