A mother and a daughter at Abhayapura in Anuradhapura were killed with the use of sharp weapons last night.
The police media spokesman’s office said that this killing had been carried out by a person who came to the house at about 9.00 last night.
The two killed in the incident were a 62 year old mother and a 23 year old daughter.
The husband of the woman killed in the incident, severely injured in the attack has by now been admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching hospital.
Police have already arrested a suspect while they claimed that the murder was committed over a love affair.