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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 8:27
Three LG councillors murdered within one and half months
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Three councillors representing Local Government Institutions have murdered within the last one and half months.
 
The most recent incident was reported yesterday with the murder of Colombo Municipal Council councillor, the leader of the National Front Organization, Kirubanandan Krishnapillai alias Krishna.
 
An individual on a motorcycle shot the councillor at a shop that he owned, in Adiwal Street, Pettah.
 
 The assailant fled the scene after the shooting.
 
Police Media Spokesperson’s Office noted that the victim was on bail relating to two drug cases.
 
Meanwhile, last month, the Deputy Chairman of Karandeniya Pradeshiya Sabha Donald Sampath was shot dead while he was returning home after attending a wedding.
 
A suspect was arrested while hiding in a house in Weragoda and it was found that he was a close associate of the underworld gang leader Kosgoda Sujee who is currently overseas.
 
In addition, Ranjan de Silva, the father of Sri Lankan cricketer, Dananjaya de Silva, who was a councilor of the Dehiwala- Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council, was shot dead in front of his residence on 24th of May this year.
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