Police stated that one of the three persons traveling in a three wheeler had been shot dead by two persons who had arrived on a motorcycle.
The victim had been shot with a T-56 assault rifle and had sustained head injuries.
The deceased has been identified as a fisherman and police suspect that the shooting may have been due to a personal dispute.
The suspects who had come for the shooting had fled towards Panadura area and several police teams have been deployed to arrest them.
Police Special Task Force (STF) officers were also present at the scene of the shooting.