Club Wasantha killed and singer K. Sujeewa injured in Athurugiriya shooting

Club Wasantha - Surendra Wasantha Perera

Surendra Wasantha Perera, also known as “Club Wasantha,” and another person have been reported dead, with four others injured following a shooting incident at the Oruwala junction in Athurugiriya around 10:00 AM today (July 8).

Surendra Wasantha Perera was 55 years old, and the other deceased individual was 38 years old.

The shooting took place during the opening ceremony of a tattoo studio near the Clock Tower in Athurugiriya.

According to the police, the injured individuals have been admitted to Homagama Hospital and Colombo National Hospital.

Club Wasantha’s wife and popular singer K. Sujeewa are among those injured in the incident.

CCTV footage shows that the shooters arrived in a white car and used two T56 assault rifles to carry out the attack.

Police investigations are underway to arrest the suspects.

UPDATE – 01:50 PM:

The car used by the gunmen to carry out the shooting was found abandoned in Korathota, Nawagamuwa.

UPDATE – 09:00 PM:

A van believed to have been used by the suspects after abandoning the car involved in the shooting incident has been recovered by police in the Bulathsinhala area.