Crime Watch: Police look for link in Piliyanda, Dehiwala killings

Crime Watch: Police look for link in Piliyanda, Dehiwala killings

Crime Watch: Police look for link in Piliyanda, Dehiwala killings

Written by Staff Writer

03 Aug, 2016 | 9:09 pm

One person was shot dead in Boralesgamuwa, Piliyandala on Tuesday night. Police said that the victim was shot at while he was travelling on a motorcycle.

The incident was captured on closed circuit television installed in the area.The victim has been identified as a 30-year-old Chanuka Solomon, a resident of Attidiya.Police said that he suffered serious gun shot injuries and was rushed to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The motive for the killing is yet to be ascertained.

On July 21, at around 09:10 p.m. two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at 39-year -old Dinesh Sanjaya alias Manna Manju opposite Sylvester’s Road in Mount Lavinia.

Manna Manju, a resident from Kawdana, Dehiwala was killed in the shooting.

Police suspect there is a link between the two killings as the houses of both victims are located in the same neighbourhood.

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