Mathugama Murder: Mother of two shot dead

Mathugama Murder: Mother of two shot dead

Mathugama Murder: Mother of two shot dead

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

16 Feb, 2022 | 7:50 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A woman was shot dead in the Balika-para area in Mathugama on Tuesday night (Feb. 15), Sri Lanka Police said.

Two people who entered her residence had carried out the shooting and fled the area, Police Spokesperson SSP Attorney-at-Law Nihal Thalduwa told News 1st.

The victim was a 37-year-old mother of two.

According to SSP Nihal Thalduwa, six shell casings of a T-56 firearm were found at the crime scene.

The victim’s husband and the two children were at home, at the time of the shooting, Police noted.

Based on investigations conducted so far, the suspects had arrived at the residence to murder the husband of the victim.

Sri Lanka Police said that two men had visited the residence to carry out the murder.

Officers had located 6 T-56 assault rifle bullet casings at the crime scene.

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