Chairman on the way to assume duties shot at in Padukka



Darshan Samarawickrama, who was on his way to assume duties as the Chairman of the Battaramulla branch of the Co-Operative Insurance Company, was shot at this morning at Gemunu Mawatha, Walpita in Padukka.

The Meegoda Police said the victim who suffered gunshot wounds was admitted to the Homagama Base Hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that he was shot at by two men who arrived on a motorbike when the victim was trying to take his car to the Gemunu Mawatha from his home.

A spokesperson of the Homagama Base Hospital said that his hand was injured in the shooting and his condition was not critical.

The scene of crime officers (SOCOs) of the Nugegoda Police and the officials of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Meegoda Police are conducting further investigations.


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