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Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 19:14
3 shot in Maligawaththa and Matara
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Two individuals sustained injuries in a shooting incident that took place today near the Rotumba Regional Bank in Matara.  

Police stated that two individuals, who had arrived on a motorbike, had carried out the shooting at around 1 PM today.

Police further stated that the motorbike has not had a vehicle registration plate.

The injured individuals were admitted to Kamburupitiya and Mawarala hospitals and were later transferred to Matara General Hospital for further treatment.  

Police stated that the shooting may have been carried out over a long-standing dispute between the parties.

No one has been arrested in connection to the incident so far.

Meanwhile, a 23 year old youth has been injured following a shooting incident that took place at around 3.50 PM today in Maligawaththa.

Police stated that the youth was previously injured during a shooting incident that took place on the 12th of September as well near the Laksetha Sewana Housing Complex in Maligawaththa.   

Two individuals on a motorbike had carried out the shooting.

The injured youth is currently receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

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