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Three arrested over yesterday’s double murder.

Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the murders of two underworld figures, who were killed at Madampitiya yesterday (15 Aug).

Police said the suspects were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) at Mattakkuliya along with 2 swords.

Two suspected members of an underworld gang were killed by members of a rival organized criminal gang near the Madampitiya cemetery in Grandpass yesterday.

The incident had occurred when the victims had arrived to attend a funeral at the cemetery.

Police state that the attack was carried out by four individuals who had arrived in a three-wheeler with welding machetes.

The victims had already succumbed due to injuries by the time they were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. 

One of the victims was identified as an underworld figure known by the name ‘Anamalu Ranga’ aged 39 and the other victim is an 18-year-old youth.

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