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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 7:50
Individual murdered near a cemetery in Gokarella
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A person was assaulted with a sharp weapon and killed close to the cemetery in Kosgahapitiya in Gokarella, Kurunegala.

Police said that the 47 year old resident of Ibbagamuwa was killed on Tuesday afternoon.

Gokarella police said that incident occurred whilst the victim was on his way to pick his wife up from work.  

It’s been reported that the altercation was over a land dispute.

 While two suspects have been identified in connection with the incident, they have not yet been arrested.

Meanwhile five police squads have been assigned to the investigation for the arrest of the 19-year-old wanted in connection with the double murder that had taken place in Mangala in Deraniyagala.

A seven-year-old girl and a 45-year-old person were stabbed to death on Monday night.

The 41-year-old mother of the girl, who had also sustained injury as a result of the assault is currently receiving treatment at the Colombo National hospital 

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