Daylight shooting in Colombo

A broad daylight shooting in the heart of Colombo sent shock waves among the residents living in Colombo Central on Friday.

The Maradana Police confirming the shooting incident said two unidentified men shot at a director of a company. According to the police there have not been any eyewitnesses.

Jagath Priya Karunaratne who was shot was in his vehicle while it was halted at the traffic lights. He was accompanied by another person, but according to police he had not received any injuries. Karunaratne is at present receiving treatment at the General Hospital. The police said he is out of danger.

The police said it was too premature to speculate the motive behind the attempted murder. They believe this may have been a personal vendetta. Karunaratne (41) was shot at twice. The incident took place opposite Buhari Hotel in Maradana.

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