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Police have launched a manhunt to apprehend a suspect who allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man to death at Thanamalvila early this morning.

Police Media Unit said the victim was admitted to the Hambegamuwa hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries.

A post-mortem is due to be conducted today. Initial investigations have revealed that the killing had been committed as a result of a long-standing personal dispute.

The suspect has been identified and Thanamalvila police are conducting further investigations to arrest him.