At least one person was killed and 16 others injured after a shooting incident at Bloemendhal in Kotahena. According to initial reports, shots were fired at a group of United National Party (UNP) supporters who were engaged in election campaigning.

The victims are supporters of Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

The injured were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, where a 43-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries. The assailants, who had arrived in a vehicle, had escaped.

Some of the injured are said to be in critical condition.