Update : Rathgama Sharp Shooter identified

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 7:54


The name of a suspect who shot dead Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Mendis has been disclosed by an injured person currently under treatment.

The shooting took place in a tourist hotel at Wewala in Hikkaduwa around 11.45 last night.

Two friends of the deceased who received critical injuries were rushed to Karapitiya Teaching hospital.

A hospital spokesman told our news team that the condition of the two is critical.

Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that one of the injured persons has disclosed the name of one of the suspects, and police have initiated investigations.

A senior police officer in charge of Galle Region stated that several cases including a murder are heard against the deceased PS chairman at Galle and Balapitiya Courts.

Meanwhile our correspondent stated that several foreign tourists were also present at the hotel when the shooting took place.

However ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the motive of the shooting is not confirmed yet.

Update : Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 13:22

Rathgama Chairman Shot Dead

Ratgama Divisional Council chairman Manoj Kumara Mendis has been shot dead by an unidentified gang.

Police Media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that while this shooting had taken place inside a hotel in Waa-wala in Hikkaduwa last night,

Two more persons wounded in the shooting are receiving treatment as indoor patients at the Karapitiya hospital.