The police found the bodies of a couple who were believed to be hacked to death in a house at Kotamulla in Ratnapura today.
The deceased were identified as 69-year-old Pathmasinghe Perera and 62-year-old Kamala Abeysinghe.
The late husband and wife had run a shop at their residence.
Having noticed the shop was closed for two days, neighbors have informed the police.
Police suspect the murder was committed on the night of Wednesday.
A brother of late Pathmasinghe Perera Sarath Kumara Perera explained the incident to our news team.