Individual killed in shooting near Mahara Magistrate’s Court

Individual killed in shooting near Mahara Magistrate’s Court

Individual killed in shooting near Mahara Magistrate’s Court

Written by Tharushan Fernando

23 Jun, 2016 | 8:55 pm

An individual was killed following a shooting that took place in close proximity to the Mahara Magistrate’s Court Complex. The individual who was shot at, was identified as Suresh Asanka Silva. He had arrived at the location to appear before the Wattala Magistrate’s Court in connection to a Heroin racket. A group of people who were in a vehicle that was parked in front of the victim’s car had opened fire when the victim, his wife and sister got into his vehicle after court proceedings concluded.

Eleven T56 Rifle bullet casings and four bullet casings of a 9mm hand gun was discovered at the scene of the crime.

Thirty-nine-year-old Suresh Asanka, a father of two, passed away before he was admitted to the Ragama Hospital. According to a resident of Ratmalana, the victim had been in hiding for an extended period of time in the Ragama area, along with his wife.

Police also noted that charges relating to drugs have been levelled against him.

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