Police are conducting investigations to arrest suspects involved in the murder of a 39-year-old businessman at Uragasmanhandiya today.

Police Media Unit said the victim had been hacked to death at Ranthotuwala, Uragasmanhandiya at around 11.00am today. The victim, who is a businessman engaged in sand mining, is an area resident. Investigators have identified the suspects who were allegedly involved.

Police said a long-standing dispute between two parties had led to the killing. Uragasmanhandiya Police are investigating.