Two bodies of an animal farm owner and his helper in Konwewa, Eppawala was recovered by the police following a tipoff from a resident in the area, yesterday (22).
The deceased were identified as 62-year-old, father of seven, R. A. Anthony and his helper 62-year-old David Sinnyo.
Police said that one was stabbed and the other strangled to death. A knife was recovered near a body.
Anthony had been living in the farm with his helper for several years without his family.
Police have launched an investigation to hunt down the suspects.