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Monday, 09 July 2018 - 21:38
Motive behind Jampettah Street shooting revealed
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The relatives of the victims who were shot dead at Jampettah Street last night (Jul 08) charge that the motive behind the killing was to take revenge from the latter for not giving evidence on another shooting that took place at the same place on 24th of June.

A husband and wife of Selvigewatta were shot dead while they were selling street food on Jampettah street last night.

Two assailants had arrived on a motorcycle and, fled the scene after opening fire with a T-56.

Two other persons also received gunshot injuries and, Colombo National Hospital sources told us they are out of danger.

Meanwhile, police have received vital information about the assailant who shot dead Colombo Municipal Councilor and Janatha Peramuna leader, Kirubanandan Krishnapillai alias Krishna.

A Senior Police official stated that CCTV footage is being scrutinized to identify the assailant.

Meanwhile, police said that the wife of the murdered three-wheeler driver is believed to have been involved in the killing of her husband at Kiribathgoda early this morning.

The body of the 40-year-old victim was found in his own three-wheeler that was abandoned by his assailants on a road at Jayanthiwela, Nahena in Hunupitiya this morning.

Meanwhile, The 4 suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a father of three at Wanniyakulama in Anuradhapura have been remanded until 23rd of July.

The suspects were produced before Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate Harsha Kekunawela today.

The Magistrate also ordered to produce the suspect for an identification parade.


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