Two accomplices of underworld gangster ‘Beral Sanka’ have been shot dead last night (March 24) at 9th mile post in Kadawatha on the Colombo-Kandy Main Road.
Police said the victims were travelling on a motorcycle when they were gunned down by two shooters with T56 firearms who also arrived in a motorcycle.
The two individuals who sustained critical injuries were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and the Kiribathgoda Hospital where they succumbed to injuries.
Police said the 30 and 31-year-old victims are residents of Peliyagoda.
Police investigations revealed that a rivalry between two underworld gangs is the reason for the shooting.
The Kadawatha Police are conducting further investigations.