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Friday, 25 May 2018 - 23:55
Murder of Dhananjaya's father : Police probe underworld link
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Police have initiated investigations to look into whether underworld is linked to the murder of the father of Sri Lanka national cricketer, Dhananjaya de Silva.

Police state that they are scrutinizing the CCTV footage in connection with the shooting.

A senior police officer attached to the Mt. Lavinia police said that it will be helpful to trace the suspects of the shooting at Gnanendra Road, Ratmalana.

The assailants had arrived in a white motorcar and shot K. Ranjan de Silva at 8.30 pm yesterday.

T-56 firearms were used by Ranjan de Silva’s assailants and police found 12 gunshots in the victim’s body.

Police also said the 62-year old Dehiwala Mt. Lavinia Municipal Councilor, Ranjan de Silva was talking with some of his friends in front of his home at the time of the shooting.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the Kalubowila hospital stated that the condition of the two friends of Ranjan de Silva who were with the latter at the time of the shooting is not critical.

Police believe that an underworld gang is responsible for the shooting.

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