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Masked gunmen kill two in Hanwella.

Police are investigating after a businessman and another man were shot dead by masked gunmen in the victim’s house at Pahathgama in Hanwella last night (25 Aug).

Police said that the two gunmen, who had concealed their faces, forced their way into the house and opened fire at the homeowner and the other person and had fled.

The two victims, who were critically wounded in the shooting succumbed to their injuries after being admitted to the Avissawella Hospital.

Two victims, aged 43 and 32 are residences of Hanwella and Padukka areas.

The motive behind the killings is yet to be ascertained while Hanwella Police are conducting further investigations.