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CMC member shot dead

A Colombo Municipal Councillor was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman who had arrived on a motorcycle in the Pettah area yesterday, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Colombo Municipal Councillor Krishnapillai Thirubanandan alias Krishna.

The shooting had occurred around 7.45 am at the junction near Adiwal Street when the victim was inside a fruit shop. The assailant had come on a motorcycle and shot the victim and fled the area.

Pettah Police is conducting further investigations.