Public Health Inspector (PHI) shot dead in Elpitiya

Gun shooting

A Public Health Inspector (PHI) residing in Pathiraja Mawatha, Elpitiya, was shot dead this morning (February 26).

Police have stated that the shooting was carried out around 7:00 AM this morning (February 26) by two unidentified gunmen who arrived at the residence on a motorcycle and subsequently fled the scene.

The deceased has been identified as Roshan Kumara Vithanage, a 51-year-old who had been serving as the PHI for the Karandeniya area.

Furthermore, it is reported that a 9mm firearm was used in the shooting.

However, the police said that the reason for the shooting has not yet been revealed.