Two people have died in a shooting in Pannala area, Kurunegala, last night.
The deceased are a woman and a man. Another woman was hospitalized with critical injuries, Pannala police said.
They were awaiting a bus at a bus stop when the shooting took place.
The deceased man was identified as Anura Kumara alias Lokka. He was accused of illegal sand and mud mining.
Police have obtained valuable leads to the shooters and four teams were deployed to arrest them.