Male body found with gunshot wounds near Independence Square

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The body of a man which was found with gunshot wounds near the Independence Square in Colombo this morning was identified as 63-year old Rajeewa Prabash Jayaweera.

Police found a Point 22 pistol hanging in his neck and a letter.

It was revealed that the victim is a resident of Rajagiriya who was a manager of SriLankan Airlines and also a freelance writer.

Police suspect that the victim had shot himself due to a family dispute.

Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna conducted the post-mortem examination into the death and the Cinnamon Gardens Police are conducting further investigations.

(Source: Daily Mirror)