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* Sri Lanka ruling party local councilor shot dead by unidentified gunmen
Mon, May 12, 2014, 10:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 12, Colombo: Unidentified gunmen have fatally shot a ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) councilor of Peliyagoda Urban Council this morning in Kelaniya.

Two armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at the UPFA Peliyagoda Urban Council member 23-year-old Chamila Sandaruwan at a temple near the Tyre Corporation Junction in Dalugama at 11.15 this morning, the police said.

The gunmen have rammed his car from behind and when he stopped the vehicle he was shot at close range, killing him instantly. The gunmen have fled the scene and remain at large.

Another passenger in the Councilor's vehicle has received injuries during the shooting and was admitted to hospital.

He was reportedly returning from the Kadawatha Magistrate Court this morning after appearing in the court for a case against him.

The murder appears to be politically motivated, local radio Hiru FM said, pointing out that the murdered Urban Councilor was the only member who had voted with the Council's former chairman for the last year's budget which was twice defeated by the UPFA-controlled Council.

Peliyagoda Urban Council borders the Colombo Municipal Council and it is an area that is under the power of Minister of Public Relations Mervyn Silva.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said investigations into the murder have been initiated from several angles.

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