Minuwangoda Triple Murder: Three suspects arrested

Minuwangoda Triple Murder: Three suspects arrested

Minuwangoda Triple Murder: Three suspects arrested

Written by Teena Marian

06 Oct, 2022 | 3:22 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Three suspects connected to the triple homicide in Gamangedara, Minuwangoda were arrested in a joint operation by Sri Lanka Police and the Police Special Task Force on Thursday (6) afternoon.

Police Spokesperson SSP & Attorney Nihal Thalduwa said the suspects were arrested when they traveled on an Anuradhapura Route 57 bus.

A triple homicide was reported from the Gamangedara area in Minuwangoda.

Police Spokesperson SSP & Attorney Nihal Thalduwa told News 1st that a 51-year-old man and his two sons 23-years-old, and 24-year-old were brutally gunned down on Thursday (6) morning.

He said that multiple shooters had visited their residence on a motorcycle, and a car and carried out the murder.

SSP Thalduwa said the three victims were recently released from prison following their incarceration over a separate murder case. It is reported that the murder is in connection to a kite dispute that dates back to 2017, however, these reports are yet to be verified by police.

Police suspect the shooting may have been the result of a personal dispute.

Further investigations are currently ongoing under the supervision of the SSP in charge of the Gampaha Districts. 

Unconfirmed reports said that the shooters were impersonating law enforcement personnel, and T-56 assault rifles were used for the murder.

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