Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Unidentified gunmen shoot at Deputy Principal of Ambalangoda Dharmashoka College
Fri, May 26, 2023, 10:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 26, Colombo: The Ambalangoda police say that a deputy principal of Ambalangoda Dharmashoka Vidyalaya has been injured in a shooting that took place early in the morning today in the Randombe area of Ambalangoda.

The police say that the person who was shot is a resident of Migettuwatte in Balapitiya and the shooting took place when the he was coming to work at Dharmashoka School.

Two unidentified gunmen who came on a motorcycle have shot at the teacher who was also going to work on a motorcycle and fled. The teacher who sustained injuries has ridden his motorcycle to the police.

The police say that the reason for this shooting has not yet been revealed and this is the second shooting that took place in Ambalangoda within twelve hours.

According to the Ambalangoda Police a similar shooting took place in Adadola area of Watughedara last night (25th).

The police say that this shooting was aimed at the main suspect in the murder of Ambalangoda millionaire businessman Halambage Pemasiri, who is currently on bail.

The shooting has taken place while he was riding a motorcycle with his son to a wedding held in a neighboring house.

The police say that two unidentified gunmen who came on a motorcycle have carried out this shooting and the main suspect in Halambage Pemasiri murder has jumped off the motorcycle he was riding and escaped with his child to a nearby ditch when the shots were aimed at him.

Ambalangoda Police are conducting further investigations.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
IMF affirms support for Sri Lanka and its people - Deputy Managing Director
-- [1 minutes ago]
President to deliver a special statement on the national transformation roadmap tomorrow
-- [44 minutes ago]
Top IMF official discusses debt restructuring negotiations with President
-- [48 minutes ago]
Fuel prices revised from midnight today
-- [1 hour and 11 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka and China successfully conclude the 12th round of Diplomatic Consultations
-- [1 hour and 29 minutes ago]
Defense State Minister seeks avenues to develop Army Ordnance Industries further
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka enhances bilateral relations with Thailand
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inks agreement with South Korea to develop floating solar power plant
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s Colombo-based inflation eases to 25.2 percent in May 2023
-- [7 hours ago]
John Keells Group’s Crisis Response Initiative records promising impact among multiple communities
-- [7 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.