Man shot dead in Nikaweratiya; body found with hands tied in Warakapola
Police inspect body found with hands died in Athnawala, Warakapola.

Man shot dead in Nikaweratiya; body found with hands tied in Warakapola

February 10, 2017   07:27 pm

- By Ada Derana Staff

A person has been shot and killed in the Sirisethgama area in Nikaweratiya this evening.

The deceased has been identified as Janaka Priyantha, a resident of Sirisethgama, Nalagamuwa. 

Police have arrested a 43-year-old resident of the area in connection with the murder along with a firearm, believed to have been used to carry out the shooting. 

Preliminary inquiries have uncovered that the murder occurred as a result of a financial dispute. 

Body found with hands tied

Meanwhile in a separate incident police discovered the body of an individual, with both hands tied and face covered, who is believed to have been assaulted and killed in Athnawala, Warakapola. 

Upon searching the victim’s bag and personal belongings, police identified his as a 33-year-old resident of Katugastota. 

Police suspect that he was murdered elsewhere and that the body was dumped at this location. 

Warakapola Police is conducting an investigation.  

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