A 26-year-old individual was hospitalized with critical injuries after being shot by unidentified gunmen at Nawagannakolawatta, Meetiyagoda this afternoon.

Police said the victim had been riding a motorbike when he was shot at around 1.30pm. The victim is a resident of Samanalauyana, Kalupe in Hikkaduwa.

The assailants remain unidentified. Meetiyagoda Police are investigating.