The police say that a noticeable amount of killing of different people is taking place in the southern province due to the crisis between the organized crime gangs.
Meanwhile, a senior police officer stated that the person who was shot and killed in the Uragasmanhandiya area of Elpitiya yesterday (24) was involved in an earlier murder incident.
A barber who ran a hair salon was killed in Alpitiya, Uragasmanhandiya Nugodamulla area yesterday (24th) in a shooting incident.
Two people on a motorcycle had fired. Meanwhile, shooting incidents were also reported in Gampaha and Ahungalla areas yesterday (24).
A person was shot dead in the area of Batapotha Krusa junction on Makavita road, Gampaha, and the shooting was done by two people who came on a motorcycle.
A 34-year-old Anuruddha Pushpakumara, a businessman who runs a building material store and resides in Kotugoda, Medagamuwa, died due to gunshots.
Meanwhile, a person was injured in the other shooting that took place at Ahungalla, Urahaga road yesterday afternoon.
A man on a motorcycle had shot him and fled. The police stated that he had a close association with members of organized crime gangs.