Man shot inside bus in Elpitiya | Daily News

Man shot inside bus in Elpitiya

A person who was travelling on a bus heading for Elpitiya from Aluthgama was shot dead at Atakohote. The victim had boarded the bus from Uramangashandiya with his wife and mother to appear for a case before the Elpitiya Magistrate's Court over a land dispute. The deceased has been identified as Ranjith Jayawardena, 41, is a resident of Walinguruketiya, Uramangashandiya.

An unidentified person who had boarded the bus that was travelling towards Elpitiya started firing at the person. Later, the gunman got off the bus and left the scene by motorbike that was following the bus.

Southern Province DIG Roshan Fernando said a 9mm firearm has been used in the shooting.

He said that a relative of the victim has been arrested in connection with a double murder that took place in Ranthotawila in Uragasmanhandiya in 2018. Two persons were killed and the severed head of a victim had been left at the Ranthotawila Cooperative Society building. Police said that two victims were accomplices of underworld gangster Kosgoda Suji.


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