Four men killed in Colombo

Police found the bullet riddled bodies of four men dumped inside a four-wheel drive vehicle parked near Colombo’s main conference centre, officials said. Police found the bullet riddled bodies of four men dumped inside a four-wheel drive vehicle parked near Colombo’s main conference centre, officials said. The motive for the mass killing was not immediately clear, but a police spokesman said they were investigating business rivalry as well as possible underworld connections.

One of the victims as a businessman from central town of Gampola and family members had yesterday lodged a complaint saying that he had been abducted by unknown persons.

Police said they believed the four men had been shot dead elsewhere and then driven to the Longdon Place area near the Bandaranaike International Memorial Conference Hall. – (PTI)