Unidentified assailants shot and killed two youths on a motorbike at Uragaha in Ranthotuwila, Elpitiya at around 9.15am today, Police Media Unit said.

According to police, the two youths, aged 22 and 23 years, were shot by two unidentified assailants while riding a motorbike. The assailants, who had also come on a motorbike, had subsequently made their escape.

The victims, both area residents, had died at the scene. A magisterial inquiry is due to be held today. Investigations are ongoing to arrest the culprits.