An individual was beaten to death with a wooden rod in Ratnapura police division last evening (Sunday 7th), Police Media Unit told Hiru news.
The deceased was an 81-year-old resident of Ratnapura. His remains are kept at the morgue of Ratnapura Hospital.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder. He is to be produced before Ratnapura Magistrate today and Ratnapura
Police is conducting further investigations into the incident.