More details released on Panadura businessman shooting

February 28, 2023 at 11:56 AM

The individual shot dead inside a luxury vehicle in the Pinwatte area in Panadura today has been identified as a businessman, the Police stated.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that two suspects on a motorcycle had shot the businessman while he was travelling towards Beach Road from Galle Road this morning.

The suspects had fled the area following the shooting, while the victim is said to have died inside the vehicle while in the driver’s seat.

The deceased has been identified as a 56-year-old resident of Kirallawala, Kadawatha.

The victim had been shot dead while visiting his house under construction in the Pinwatte area in Panadura. 

Police teams have been deployed to apprehend the suspects involved in the murder. (NewsWire)