Dec 26, 2018

Heroin tip-off led to Kudawella shooting Featured

Police believe the fatal shooting at the Kudawella fisheries harbour in Tangalle to be a contract killing targeting a fish trader who had tipped-off for the arrest of a heroin dealer.

Two hired assassins in a motorcycle used a T-56 rifle and a 9 mm pistol to shoot dead four persons and injure eight others in the attack yesterday morning.

Their target was Lathish Udaya Kumara alias Rana, who also died in the incident.

Rana’s father, Mahinda is said to be having a monopoly at the Kudawella fisheries harbour and is having a running enmity with another trader.

The arrested drug offender is said to be close to that trader.



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