A mother & daughter who had sustained lacerations in the Weerahela area in Thissamaharama have succumbed to their injuries.
According to police the father of the family had also been discovered adjacent to the corpses in an unconscious state.
The father who had also sustained injuries had been admitted to the Hambanthota hospital.
However subsequent investigations have revealed that the deaths were murders, which had been carried out by the father of the family.
Police Media Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana expressed these views to our news team.
Moreover the Police Headquarters has issued two new circulars.
One circular deems it an offence to slaughter cattle below 12 years.
It will be permissible to slaughter a cow below this age group only if sanctioned by a veterinary surgeon.
Meanwhile yet another circular has been issued with regards to firearms.
Police stations Island wide have been notified to carry out raids on perpetrators who utilize, transport & possess muzzle loaders.