An individual was killed during a shooting which took place in the ilimba area in Horana this afternoon.
The Horana police said that a group who arrived in a van has opened fire at an individual who was in a three-wheeler, near the ilimba playground and fled the scene.
The victim has been identified as a 32 year old resident of the ilimba area.
It has been revealed that the deceased is an individual who was in prison for murder.
The magistrates inquiry into the deceased was conducted by the Horana magistrates this afternoon.
Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that several police groups have been deployed to arrest the group who carried out the shooting.