The chief suspect wanted in the double murder at Bastian Mawatha, Pettah on the 30th of May has been killed in Police gunfire.
Police said the suspect was shot and killed in Bemmulla, Gampaha around 4 this morning (4).
The 41-year-old deceased has been identified as a chief ally of underworld gang member Ganemulla Sanjeewa.
Police said the suspect had fled the area on a motorbike, when they attempted to arrest him. Police had then tailed the motorbike.
The suspect had subsequently stopped the motorbike and begun opening fire at the Policemen with a T-56 firearm.
Police also opened fire leading to the suspects death.