Man shot dead in Malabe

Published : 9:10 am  March 26, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (267) reads | 

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By Thilanka Kanakarathna  

A 46-year-old man, who was the victim of a drive-by shooting on Chandrika Kumaratunga Mawatha, Malabe last evening, had died, police said.  The victim succumbed to his injuries on admission to the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital in Malabe.  

 

The victim had been identified as Apputhanthriaarachchige Roshan Premalal, a resident of Himbutana, Mulleriyawa.  


Police said the victim, who had been on foot after getting out of his jeep, was shot at by two unidentified gunmen who arrived on a motorcycle. He had been walking toward the junction when he was shot.  


The motive for the crime was not known and no one has yet been arrested by the Athurugiriya police who were investigating the incident .