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* Sri Lanka ruling party supporter shot dead as campaign draws to an end
Mon, Apr 5, 2010, 08:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 05, Colombo: A group of unidentified gunmen late last night shot and killed a supporter of Sri Lanka's ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance in the Mawathagama area of the Kurunegala District, the police said.

The victim was traveling in his vehicle when he was shot by the unidentified gunmen who were in another vehicle and fired at the victim using a T-56 weapon.

The victim, a 26 year old UPFA supporter had died on the spot.

Following the shooting the driver of the victim's vehicle had driven him directly to the police station where he was pronounced dead.

The Mawathagama Police said investigations into the incident are currently underway.

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