Sri Lanka Police said the target of Wednesday (18) afternoon shooting down 6th Lane in Kotahena was a relative of wanted underworld gangster ‘Kimbula Ele Guna’.
Two armed on a motorcycle fired several shots at a person inside a car that was parked down 6th Lane in Kotahena at around 1:30 on Wednesday (18) afternoon.
CCTV cameras captured the incident, and the car fleeing the hail of bullets.
A 30-year-old man identified as Raveendran Deepan, a resident of Jinananda Mawatha Kotahena, was injured in the shooting.
The man who is also known as Dileepan is a relative of wanted underworld gangster Sinniah Gunasekara commonly known as Kimbula Ele Guna.
Sinniah Gunasekara commonly known as Kimbula Ele Guna is currently detained by the Indian National Intelligence Agency in Tamil Nadu.
Kimbula Ele Guna’s relative who was injured in the shooting in Kotahena was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment.
Thereafter, according to a spokesperson from the National Hospital, Dileepan’s relatives had beaten up a man who made inquiries about the injured man.
This man too was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital accident ward for treatment.
An individual identified as Sajith Ranga aka Mabima Ranga was killed when two men on a motorcycle opened fire at him close to the Kalu Palama in Peliyagoda on Tuesday (17) morning
On the 15th of January, a 36-year-old man was gunned down by motorcycle gunmen in the Kumbuka area located along the Piliyandala – Horana Road.
On the 11th of January, a similar homicide was reported from Panamura.
On the 31st of May 2022, two men were targetted by motorcycle gunmen in Fort, Colombo and since then over 50 people have been gunned down in Sri Lanka.