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Police are conducting investigations to arrest assailants who shot and killed an individual at Wellampitiya last night.

Police Media Unit said the Wellampitiya police had been informed at around 10.00pm yesterday that an individual was lying injured at Gothami Road in Welewatta. A Police Mobile Patrol that arrived at the location found a man with gunshot injuries and admitted him to the Colombo National Hospital. However, he had succumbed to his injuries at around 10.50pm.

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Mutthusami Perumal alias ‘Chandra,’ a resident of Bandaranaike Mawatha, Hunupitiya, Wattala.

Police further said they had found a 9MM shell casing near the spot where the victim was found. Wellampitiya police are investigating.