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Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 14:11
Underworld clash behind four murders in Kosgoda; CID takes over investigations into Ariyalai murders
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Initial investigations suggest that the reason for the 4 murders in Kosgoda was an underworld clash.

A senior Police officer said that it is suspected that associates of recently killed underworld member “Lokuwaa” may have carried out the killings.

4 persons were killed in 3 shooting incidents in Kosgoda this morning (29).

A 50-year-old individual and his two sons were killed in a shooting in Laali-Hettuwa in Kosgama.

A 39-year-old was killed in a shooting in Menikgama, Kosgoda while a 15-year-old student was injured in Kurundugampiyasa, Kosgoda in yet another shooting.

4 assailants on 2 motorcycles are believed to have carried out the shootings using a T-56 weapon and an automatic pistol.

5 Police teams have been deployed to carry out investigations.

Meanwhile, Investigations into the incident where 2 youths were shot at by 2 unidentified gunmen in Ariyalai, Jaffna have been handed over to the CID.

2 Youth were killed in the shooting which took place on the 22nd of this month.

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