An army officer named Lasantha Mendia was shot this morning (Wednesday 06) by two unidentified persons who had come by a motor cycle at Thelwatta in Hikkaduwa.
However, it was reported that the army officers have not sustained any injuries as he had fled the location soon after the incident.
Police suspects whether the suspects have any connection incident of the murder of Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman.
Police are conducting further investigation into the matter.
(Photo Credits- Ravindra Chandralal / Deepal Silva)