Shots fired at Ravi’s supporters; 1 dead and 11 injured

Gun in hand

One person has been confirmed dead while at least 11 supporters of UNP Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake have been hospitalized with injuries following a shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo.

The group of UNP supporters were reportedly engaged in election-related campaigning in the Kotahena area when several unidentified individuals in two vans had opened fire at them and fled.

Twelve persons have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following the shooting incident, the Police Spokesman’s Office said.

Meanwhile the Director of the Colombo National Hospital Dr Anil Jasinghe says that one woman succumbed to injuries and that two others are in critical condition.

(Ada Derana)