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Anil Bandara Dharmapriya alias Banda, an underworld gangster, was shot and killed in Athurugiriya by two unidentified persons yesterday evening.

The victim is a resident of Athurugiriya. The gunmen is said to have arrived in a motorbike. Banda is said to b a driver of former MP Duminda Silva.

Samayan, an underworld group operative in Kaduwela is believed to be behind the killing.

Police however have launched an investigation into the killing