A tense situation erupted in Kahawatte yesterday
as angry mobs set fire to four houses after news spread in the area
of the arrest of suspects by CID over the double murder in Opatha
early last month. Thousands gathered in Kahawatte town and burnt
tyres to show their disapproval over the killings and to demonstrate
their support for the arrests.
Spurned man shoots sisters
Two sisters in the Udagaldebokka area in
Hasalaka were shot and one was killed while the other was critically
injured yesterday. The assailant who used a shotgun escape from the
area after the shooting. The victim, 41 year old, Udagedara Tikiri
Menika was a resident of the area, Police said.