Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 60-year-old man in Kegalle last night.

Police Media Unit said the victim had been severely beaten before being killed by smashing a stone against his head. He died from his injuries at the Kegalle Hospital.

Investigations had revealed that the killing had been committed due to a longstanding dispute between two parties. Three suspects; two males aged 30 and 34 years and a 60-year-old female have been taken into custody in connection with the murder. All three suspects are residents of Olagankanda. Kosgama Police are investigating.